Anna Chlumsky has joined the cast of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire season four in a recurring role. According to AMC’s official announcement, Chlumsky will play Chief Ontologist Dr. Katie Herman, a character described as crucial to the final season’s Search business venture. The cast of Halt and Catch Fire is led by Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan and includes Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe, Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark, Kerry Bishé as Donna Clark, and Toby Huss as John Bosworth.
Chlumsky has been nominated for four Emmy Awards for her role as ‘Amy Brookheimer’ in Veep. Her credits also include The End of the Tour, Hannibal, and Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship.
“From day one on set Anna has brought a wonderful new energy to the show, that both complements and somehow even further elevates the work of our core ensemble. Anna brings a remarkable depth of personal experience and intention to this role, and we feel incredibly lucky to add an actress of her caliber to our palette even as we bring the series-long story of Halt and Catch Fire to a close,” said series creator and showrunner Christopher C. Rogers.
“We are huge fans of Anna and are honored that she’s become part of the Halt family as it enters its final chapter,” stated Christopher Cantwell, also a creator and showrunner. “She’s transformed the character of Katie into something truly special, and it’s quite a privilege to have such incredible talent bring this integral role to life. We can’t wait to share her work this season with our viewers.”
The Plot: The final season of the series will see our cast of characters navigating the early days of the Internet as they search for answers, both personally and professionally, while the competitive nature of the tech world continues to grow and affect their relationships.