‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Earns a Third Season Renewal

Halt and Catch Fire Scoot McNairy and Lee Pace
Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark and Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan in ‘Halt and Catch Fire’
(Photo by Richard DuCree / AMC)

There’s no stopping Halt and Catch Fire as AMC just announced the dramatic series has been picked up for a third season. Season three will consist of 10 new episodes, and creators/writers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers will be the new season’s showrunners.

Halt and Catch Fire season three will air in the summer of 2016. Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Kerry Bishé, and Mackenzie Davis star, and Cantwell, Rogers, Mark Johnson, and Melissa Bernstein executive produce.

“We love what the creative team and cast have been able to deliver on Halt and Catch Fire and are particularly grateful to the critics and fans who supported the show throughout the second season and have been pulling for its renewal,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “We’re so thankful for the talent and leadership of Jonathan Lisco over these first two seasons and glad that we are able to continue this story with co-creators and showrunners Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers at the helm. In a world of TV series filled with scary, mythical creatures like zombies and dragons, we’re thrilled to be able to follow these characters to Silicon Valley and finally bring unicorns to television.”

“We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to continue telling this story. Halt and Catch Fire has been a passion project of ours from day one, and we are so thankful that AMC not only shares this passion, but also continues to champion bold character-driven storytelling in an increasingly crowded television landscape,” added Cantwell and Rogers. “While we know we would not be here were it not for the leadership and mentorship of former showrunner Jonathan Lisco, we’re incredibly excited to continue working with our wonderful producing partners at Gran Via, as well as our extremely talented cast and crew. Much in the way that Halt is about underdogs overcoming convention and breaking new ground, the story of season 3 will endeavor to further stretch the medium and challenge the form.”

The Plot:

Halt and Catch Fire captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, focused on four main characters attempting to innovate against the changing backdrop of technology and Texas’ Silicon Prairie.