Jon Hamm Excited to Direct 'Mad Men' Season 5 Premiere


Jon Hamm Excited to Direct 'Mad Men' Season 5 Premiere


The Don Draper of the acclaimed series is set to make his directorial debut with the first episode of the delayed new season.

Jon Hamm will be stepping behind the camera for "Mad Men" season 5 premiere. The lead actor of the Emmy-winning series will tackle the helming duty for the first episode of the upcoming season, which premiere is pushed back to March 2012.

"The wheels have officially been set in motion to make that happen," Hamm opens up about the gig, which will also mark his directorial debut. "It's a very exciting challenge that I'm looking forward to with a mixture of utter fear and excitement."

Previously, Hamm's co-star John Slattery helmed two episodes during season 4 of the AMC hit series. "I watched Slattery do it, and he handled it with such grace and ability and ease," the Don Draper depicter says, before claiming, "I figured if he can do it, s-t, I can do it too."

Production on the fifth season is scheduled to take place in August, but Hamm states his new duty will require him to "go back a little early to start prepping." Asked if "Men" secretive creator Matthew Weiner will be willing to give him a copy of the script that far in advance, he tells TVLine, "We'll see. Hopefully he'll give me enough time to properly prep. What's the worst that can happen?"

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