Jon Hamm Becomes MAD MEN’s Man Behind the Camera June 5, 2011 Mad Men, News What I really want to do is direct. Jon Hamm will get to do just that. The MAD MEN star, who plays Don Draper on the AMC drama, will be directing the show’s fifth season premiere. As Hamm tells TVLine.com, the idea for him to direct has been in the back of his mind for some time now, ever since co-star John Slattery got his chance behind the camera. Hamm is looking forward to the challenge with “a mixture of utter fear and excitement,” saying that being surrounded by a familiar cast and crew will be helpful in his directing debut. Season 5 is scheduled to premiere in March 2012, with production beginning in August. What will you do to make the time pass faster, waiting for the fifth season premiere?