AMC’s Halt And Catch Fire: Their Ticket to Another Hit TV Series? [WATCH VIDEO]

By April Lara | 4 years ago
AMC’s Halt And Catch Fire: Their Ticket to Another Hit TV Series? [WATCH VIDEO]
Lee Pace at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California. July 20, 2013. Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore

AMC is about to launch an intriguing series that might follow the steps of their hit series, “Breaking Bad.” “Halt And Catch Fire” is the latest TV series that AMC will launch in 2014, and this is going to be their new period drama.

The new series, “Halt And Catch Fire” is set in Silicon Prairie in 1983. It will follow the adventures of a tech start-up during the early days of the making of computers, which was very intense that time.

Cast members are Lee Pace (“Soldier’s Girl”), Scoot McNairy (“Argo”), Kerry Bishe (“Scrubs”) and Mackenzie Davis (“Smashed”). The show is created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers It is produced by showrunner Jonathan Lisso of “Southlan,,” Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein of “Breaking Bad.”

Lee Pace plays the role of Joe, the visionary while Scoot McNairy plays Gordon, the engineer. Mackenzie Davis also stars as Cameron, the prodigy. The series will start the year after IBM released their very first major product, which is the PC. It will also be the very same year people realize the fatal flaw of the product and in turn this will make everyone’s game personal computing, where the characters of the series will focus on. They will put everything at risk as they realize a vision of making a computer that could change the future.

The first trailer of the show has been released. “Halt And Catch Fire” will feature 10 episodes for its first season and it will air on June 1, 2014.

We’re surely hoping that this is another AMC hit TV series next to “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead,” which just wrapped up its Season 4 and we won’t be seeing it for a couple of months. Can this be AMC’s answer to HBO’s “Silicon Valley?” Is it really going to be their next ticket to another hit TV series? We are still not over “Breaking Bad!”

If you’ve seen “Silicon Valley” and you’re a techie kind of person (or even if you’re not), “Halt And Catch Fire” looks promising. It’s going to change the world and the whole show will carry an outstanding spirit of innovation.

Watch the “Halt And Catch Fire” trailer below:

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About the author

April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.