"From when I got onto 'Becker,' I was starting to do something else at night. This was my mistress. I had this idea. I don't know where it came from, I don't know how it developed -- doing a show set in the 60s… But what I really wanted to do was a story about someone who was like me -- who was 35 years old and had everything and was miserable."
About This Interview
In his Archive interview, Matthew Weiner talks about his work on such series as Becker and The Sopranos, and his creation of the series Mad Men. He discussed in detail the writer's room on Sopranos and working with David Chase, as well as pivotal episodes from the series including The Sopranos' finale. He talks in-depth about the concept behind his series Mad Men, pitching it to AMC, and the attention paid to the style of the show, set in the 1960s. He discusses casting the show, specific storylines and the concepts behind them as well as the future of the series. Matthew Weiner was interviewed in two-parts in North Hollywood, CA on October 11 and November 12, 2010; Karen Herman conducted the combined five-hour interview.