Halt and Catch Fire fans will have time to prepare for the end of the series as AMC has announced the show was renewed for a fourth and final season. Season three’s finale airs on October 11, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, finishing up with back-to-back original episodes. According to AMC, season four will consist of 10 new episodes however the network hasn’t yet set a premiere date for the show’s last season.
Halt and Catch Fire creators/showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers will, per the announcement, “write the series focused on the dawn of the computer industry in the 1980s in Texas and California to conclusion.” The series stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Kerry Bishé, Mackenzie Davis, and Toby Huss.
“First off, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to have a creative partner in AMC that has nurtured us from new writers into showrunners over these past three seasons. It has been our great privilege to watch the world of Halt and Catch Fire expand and mature in that time, powered by our incredible cast, our exceptional crew, our absurdly talented writers, and our producing partners at Gran Via, all of whom have come to feel like our family,” stated Cantwell and Rogers. “In this fourth and final season, we are excited to end the show on its own terms and to give our story, these characters, and our fans the conclusion they so richly deserve.”
“We are so proud of Halt and Catch Fire – a true passion project – and thank the critics and fans who have embraced this unique program,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Congratulations and thanks to creators and showrunners and to Halt’s enormously talented writing team, producers, cast and crew. It is our great pleasure to renew this project for a fourth and final season, so we can all tune in to see if Cameron, Donna and the rest of the gang turn Swap Meet into eBay, Amazon or Facebook.”
The Plot: Halt and Catch Fire captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, focused on characters attempting to innovate against the changing backdrop of technology, initially in the Silicon Prairie of Texas and ultimately in California’s Silicon Valley.