‘Mad Men’ Finale: What’s Next for the Cast?
After an acclaimed seven-season run, Mad Men will officially come to a close this month. While fans may have a hard time saying goodbye to the favorite period drama, the good news is that the show’s stars aren’t going anywhere. The actors, including Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss, are moving on to new and exciting projects. Here’s a look at where you can catch them next.
1. Jon Hamm
It might be the end of Don Draper, but Hamm isn’t show any signs of slowing. The actor is keeping as busy as ever in the coming months. First up, he’ll play Falcon in Netflix’s star-studded eight-episode miniseries prequel, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, which will be available for streaming on July 17. Also this summer, he’ll lend his voice to a character in the upcoming Despicable Me spin-off film, Minions, due in July. Next year, the actor will also star in the comedy, Keeping Up with the Joneses. His most recent gig? He just signed on to star in the political action thriller, High Wire Act.
2. Elisabeth Moss
The actress went from portraying Peggy Olson on screen to playing art historian Heidi Holland on stage, in the Broadway production The Heidi Chronicles. Moss received a Tony nod for her portrayal in the play, which wrapped its run earlier this month. Next on her list? She has a whopping four films in the works. Meadowland premiered at Tribeca Film Festival earlier this spring, while the drama thriller Queen of Earth is scheduled to hit theaters in June. She’ll also star alongside Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford in the Dan Rather biographical drama, Truth, and in the sci-fi action drama, High-Rise, both due sometime later this year.
3. January Jones
Before Mad Men even officially came to a close, Jones took on another small screen character. She plays Melissa Shart in Fox’s new apocalyptic-themed comedy series, The Last Man on Earth. The show, which stars Will Forte, earned a positive critical reception and strong ratings throughout its first season, which wrapped up in early May. It’s already been renewed for a second season, so Jones will be reprising her role in the next round of episodes. On the big screen, she’s also starring alongside Ethan Hawke and Zoe Kravitz in the drama, Good Kill, which hits theaters this month.
4. John Slattery
Roger Sterling might be gone, but Mad Men won’t be the only time you see Hamm and Slattery team up on the small screen. Like Hamm, Slattery is also set to joint he expansive ensemble cast of Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He’ll also be making several appearances on the big screen. He is set to reprise his role of Howard Stark, Iron Man’s father, in Marvel’s Ant-Man, due out next summer. Slattery will also appear alongside Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Keaton in the upcoming drama Spotlight, which is about the Boston Globe’s coverage of the Massachusetts Catholic sex abuse scandal.
5. Christina Hendricks
Hendricks will leave advertising behind to enter the world of rock and roll. The actress has a lead role as a tough production manager of a rock band on tour in Cameron Crowe’s pilot for Showtime, Roadies. Should the pilot get picked up to series, she’ll star opposite Luke Wilson on the show. On the film side, Hendricks will appear alongside Charlize Theron and Chloe Moretz in the Gillian Flynn adaptation, Dark Places. She’ll also co-star with Keanu Reeves and Jena Malone in the horror thriller flick The Neon Demon, expected to premiere sometime in 2016.
6. Vincent Kartheiser
Kartheiser, who played ad executive Pete Campbell on Mad Men, recently showed off his comedy skills by guest starring on the 12 Angry Men parody episode of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. But it seems he’ll be placing most of his focus on the big screen from now on. He is set to appear alongside Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel in The Blunderer, an upcoming drama set in the 1960s. The actor also stars alongside Melanie Griffith and Scandal’s Bellamy Young in the indie drama, Day Out of Days, due to hit theaters on June 14.
7. Kiernan Shipka
After wrapping up Mad Men, Shipka has booked notable roles in several film. The drama thriller One and Two, which features Shipka as one of two siblings who escape a troubled home, hit theaters in month. She also has two more movies on the way: the horror film February, which co-stars Emma Roberts, and the family comedy, Fan Girl. The latter, which also features Meg Ryan, stars Shipka as a 15-year-old girl who decides to bring her two passions together for her final film project: making movies and her favorite band.