Thursday, October 8, 2015

AMC Renews 'Halt and Catch Fire' for Season 3

AMC has renewed its original drama series Halt and Catch Fire created by Christopher C. Rogers and Christopher Cantwell for a third season. The new season will consist of 10 episodes and return to AMC in Summer 2016. Additionally, Rogers and Cantwell will serve as co-showrunners on the new season, replacing Jonathan Lisco who served in the position for the first two years.

"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, 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."

Cantwell and Rogers added: "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. 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 second season of the drama shifted its focus from building a personal computer to online gaming and communication and the early days of what would become the Internet.

The drama stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé and Toby Huss.