'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner set for 'The Romanoffs' release
The title of the series refers to the Romanov clan and the series is divided into different stories of people who believe that they are the descendants of the Russian royal family.
Matthew Weiner, the creator of period hit drama series 'Mad Men', is writing, producing and directing the upcoming anthology television series 'The Romanoffs' which is set to release on Amazon Video on October 12. Matthew calls this experience as a "super stimulating" one in an interview with BANG Showbiz. The title of the series refers to the Romanov clan, one of the main driving forces in Russian history until the Russian civil war, when the dethroned czar and his family were killed by Bolsheviks in 1918. The series is divided into different stories of people who believe that they are the descendants of the Russian royal family.
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The series consists of different characters in each of its episode. When asked whether the job of connecting the episodes was difficult, Matthew says, "No it’s super stimulating it’s always changing it’s harder when you’re on the writing side on the writing room changing stories that’s hard changing characters and sets that’s hard but when you’re directing knowing you’re working in a different project - it’s a logistical nightmare but creatively very exciting.”
Even though Matthew couldn't pick his favorite episode from his upcoming series as it changes genres in each episode, he says that the series has something for everyone. Matthew explains, "They’re all very different it’s very hard to pick a favorite they’re so different from each other; it depends on what kind of genre you’re into. You know the finale is a thriller that is very intense and probably the most openly entertaining I like all of them they’re so different; the first one is a fairy tale the next one is a film 'noir' and the next is a horror the one after that is a really intense 70s tribute social comedy the one after that is 'Mexico City' - a poem to Mexico City so for me I don’t know what to tell you.”
“The Romanoffs” marks the first Amazon series to be released on a weekly basis. The first two episodes, “The Violet Hour” and “The Royal We,” will debut on Friday, October 12, with the rest of the episodes following each week.