TVLine has spoken with OG creator, showrunner, producer Matthew Weiner who confirms that despite a diverging plot line regarding Moss’s character - Peggy’s recent change of employers from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce to a rival agency - she has not been written out of the series.
“When people leave Sterling Cooper, sometimes it is the end for [the character],” Weiner told TVLine. “But I will spoil that one tiny piece of anticipation and tell people that Elisabeth will be showing up to work... I can’t say how much, in what capacity or what [her story] is going to be, but she has not left the show.”
He does acknowledge that in the past, a resignation from the agency or a dramatic change in the story could be the end for a character -- but that’s not always the case, as he proved by holding on to Betty, played by January Jones post divorce from Don Draper.
“Everyone was like, ‘I guess January Jones is off the show,’ and I was like, ‘Why would she be?’ I never understood that.”
So there you go, don’t assume a characters resignation is an actual real life resignation.
The AMC series fifth season proved to be it’s most watched, earning a really impressive 17 Emmy Nominations.
The noms include one for Best Drama Series and a Best Actress For A Drama Series, earned by Moss herself.