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Christina Hendricks And John Slattery Team Up With 'Mad Men' Creator For New Amazon Series

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It's only been a little over two years since Mad Men went off the air. But, if you're already missing the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency, you'll get to catch up with some of the cast once more. As reported at Variety, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is teaming up again with Christina Hendricks and John Slattery for a new Amazon series that's set to land next year.

The title of the project is called The Romanoffs, and, as the name suggests, it'll involve the royal Russian family whose members were executed by Bolshevik troops. You're perhaps familiar with the rumor that Anastasia, the youngest Romanov daughter, somehow escaped death and spent the rest of her life shrouded in secrecy (this has been disproven).

No, Hendricks and Slattery won't play actual Romanovs. Rather, the show will involve people who think they may be related to the family, and their dramas will play out in contemporary times. The series will be developed as eight stand-alone episodes, with no characters or plot elements repeated beyond one episode. Weiner, who's created the concept and is slated to write/direct all the episodes, said that the show will be filmed in different locations around the world.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Isabelle Huppert (who's still riding a high from her Oscar nom for Elle), Jack Huston (who wore a fantastically creepy mask in Boardwalk Empire), and Amanda Peet (who recently starred in Togetherness) are also onboard for the series.