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Turn, Halt & Catch Fire: AMC Orders New Scripted TV Series

27 July 2013 1:33 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

AMC has given the go-ahead for two new scripted series; Turn and Halt & Catch Fire. Both will go into production later this year and are expected to debut in 2014.

Heare are the descriptions and some additional details.

AMC Greenlights Two Scripted Series

"Halt & Catch Fire," From AMC Studios, Creator Chris Cantwell & Chris Rogers, Showrunner Jonathan Lisco, Executive Producer Gran Via's Mark Johnson ("Breaking Bad," "Rectify," Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein ("Breaking Bad")

"Turn," From AMC Studios, Writer and Showrunner Craig Silverstein ("Nikita") Executive Producer Barry Josephson ("Bones," Enchanted)

New York - July 26, 2013 - AMC announced today series orders for the scripted dramas "Halt & Catch Fire" and "Turn." This is the first time the network has ordered two scripted series concurrently. Production on each is scheduled for 4th quarter »

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'Breaking Bad' Creator Gilligan Claims “Most folks will dig the ending;” AMC Unveils Two New Series

26 July 2013 5:53 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

AMC is ramping up production of original series, ordering two new shows in one cycle for the first time in its history, even as it bids goodbye to “Breaking Bad,” the series that followed “Mad Men” to help launch its remarkable run of acclaimed cable hits. AMC president Charlie Collier made the announcement Friday afternoon before he brought out the cast and creator of “Breaking Bad” for one last appearance at TCA, ahead of the Sunday, Aug. 11 premiere of the eight-episode final season of the show, which has just received 13 Emmy nominations, a record for the series.  Per Collier, the new shows are both period dramas: “Halt and Catch Fire” is about the personal computing boom of the early 1980s, and “Turn,” a drama set in 1778, about a ring of rebel spies who turn the tide of the American Revolutionary War.   “Halt and Catch Fire” will star Lee Pace and »

- Amy Dawes

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'Breaking Bad' Creator Gilligan Claims “Most folks will dig the ending;” AMC Unveils Two New Series

26 July 2013 5:53 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

AMC is ramping up production of original series, ordering two new shows in one cycle for the first time in its history, even as it bids goodbye to “Breaking Bad,” the series that followed “Mad Men” to help launch its remarkable run of acclaimed cable hits. AMC president Charlie Collier made the announcement Friday afternoon before he brought out the cast and creator of “Breaking Bad” for one last appearance at TCA, ahead of the Sunday, Aug. 11 premiere of the eight-episode final season of the show, which has just received 13 Emmy nominations, a record for the series.  Per Collier, the new shows are both period dramas: “Halt and Catch Fire” is about the personal computing boom of the early 1980s, and “Turn,” a drama set in 1778, about a ring of rebel spies who turn the tide of the American Revolutionary War.   “Halt and Catch Fire” will star Lee Pace and »

- Amy Dawes

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AMC greenlights drama series 'Halt & Catch Fire' and 'Turn'

26 July 2013 2:09 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

AMC announced today that it has given series orders to a pair of dramas: Halt & Catch Fire and Turn.

Set in the 1980s, Halt & Catch Fire, revolves around the rise of the personal computer and is told through the eyes of a “visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time.” The show stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, and Mackenzie Rio Davis, and was created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers. Breaking Bad’s Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein serve as executive producers.

Turn, which is based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, »

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AMC Orders 1980s Computing Boom Show Halt & Catch Fire and Revolutionary War-set Turn to Series; Starz Renews Black Sails for Season 2

26 July 2013 2:04 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Some developments regarding upcoming pay-cable series have been announced.  First up, AMC has given series orders to a pair of pilots: Halt & Catch Fire and Turn.  The former takes place during the 1980s computing boom and “is told through the eyes of a visionary and an engineer prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time.”  Halt & Catch Fire is set in Texas’ Silicon Prairie and appears to be loosely based on the rise of Apple and Microsoft.  The impressive cast is led by Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, and Kerry Bishe, with Jonathan Lisco acting as showrunner.  The series was created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, with Breaking Bad’s Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein acting as executive producers. Hit the jump for more on AMC’s new Revolutionary War show Turn and Starz’s very early renewal of Michael Bay’s pirate series Black Sails. AMC »

- Adam Chitwood

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TCA: AMC Orders 'Halt & Catch Fire' and 'Turn' to Series

26 July 2013 1:10 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

For the first time, AMC has ordered two series in the same cycle: the 1980s computer drama "Halt & Catch Fire" and the Revolutionary War drama "Turn." Set in the early 1980s, "Halt & Catch Fire" follows the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy who must deal with greed and ego in Texas' Silicon Prairie. The series was created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers from a pilot directed by Juan Campanella. Jonathan Lisco will be the showrunner and "Breaking Bad" and "Rectify" »

- Tim Molloy

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TCA: AMC Picks Up ‘Halt & Catch Fire’ & ‘Turn’ To Series

26 July 2013 1:07 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

AMC has picked up Halt & Catch Fire and Turn in what network topper Charlie Collier said is the first time AMC has picked up two scripted series in the same cycle. Both projects hail from AMC Studios. Jonathan Lisco has been tapped as showrunner of Halt & Catch Fire. Set in the early 1980s, it dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, Joe (Lee Pace); an engineer, Gordon (Scoot McNairy); and a prodigy, Cameron (Mackenzie Davis), whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. The project was written on spec by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, who will exec produce with Lisco, Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. The pilot was directed by Juan José Campanella. Turn, based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington Spies, was written by Craig Silverstein, who exec produces with Barry Josephson. In the summer of 1778, New York farmer Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Scott Free Bolsters Production Ranks; Hires Michael Pruss, Ups Elishia Holmes

15 May 2013 3:39 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Scott Free Productions has hired Indian Paintbrush executive Michael Pruss to be senior vice president of Production. Scott Free has separately promoted production executive Elishia Holmes to senior vice president of Production. Both report to Scott Free President Michael Schaefer. Pruss joins Scott Free from Indian Paintbrush where he served as vice president and oversaw the acquisition of the Drake Doremus-directed Like Crazy at the 2011 Sundance Festival. He co-produced the director’s followup, Breathe In, which will be released in the fall. Pruss also developed A Murder Foretold with Chris Terrio, The Signal with Brad Ingelsby, Off The Grid with Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers and he is a producer on Hold On To Me, the James Marsh-directed thriller that stars Carey Mulligan and Robert Pattinson. Before that he was a Focus Features exec who worked on Milk, The American and Coraline. He was raised in London. »

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Christina Cole To Star In CBS Pilot ‘Second Sight’, Kerry Bishe Joins AMC’s ‘Fire’

12 March 2013 10:51 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Christina Cole (CBS’ Chaos) has been cast as the female lead opposite Jason Lee and Derek Luke in Second Sight, CBS‘ drama pilot from Michael Cuesta and Carol Mendelsohn. Based on the British series, Second Sight is a gothic psychological thriller about Tanner (Lee), the lead detective with the New Orleans Police Department who is hiding the fact that he has an ocular disorder that causes him to have horrifying hallucinations. Cole, repped by ICM Partners, plays Gemma, one of Tanner’s detectives. Kerry Bishe (Argo) has joined AMC‘s drama pilot Halt & Catch Fire, written by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers. Set in the early 1980s, Halt & Catch Fire dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, Joe (Lee Pace); an engineer, Gordon (Scoot McNairy); and a prodigy, Cameron (Mackenzie Davis), whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Bishe plays Donna, Gordon’s »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Ryan McPartlin Joins TBS’ ‘Do It Yourself’, Scoot McNairy Gets Lead In AMC’s ‘Fire’

4 March 2013 1:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Chuck alum Ryan McPartlin has been cast as in TBS’ comedy pilot Do It Yourself. James Widdoes is directing the multi-camera pilot written by Walt Becker and Rob Long. Do It Yourself tells the story of Nick, a 20-something laid-off math teacher who finds himself thrust into the blue collar world when he gets a job at that most American of retail institutions: the big box home supply store. McPartlin, repped by Evolution and ICM Partners, will play Tyler, a handsome Home Time employee who works in the paint department where he gives several paint demonstrations a week. The John Barrymore of paint, Tyler considers himself an actor and an artist, and really throws himself into his “shows.” Since his five-season stint on NBC’s Chuck as Captain Awesome, McPartlin appeared in Clint Eastwood’s J Edgar biopic and will next stars in the indie The Right Kind of Wrong. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Pilot Scoop: Former Bones Spy Scoot McNairy Joins AMC Pilot Halt & Catch Fire

4 March 2013 12:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Scoot McNairy, who appeared in three episodes of Bones as a spy-slash-informant working for Booth and Brennan, has been cast opposite Lee Pace in AMC’s drama pilot Halt & Catch Fire, TVLine has learned.

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Set in the early 1980s, Halt & Catch Fire — from Breaking Bad‘s Mark Johnson — chronicles the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary (Pace), an engineer (McNairy) and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will »

- Michael Ausiello

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Lee Pace to Topline Star AMC Pilot Halt & Catch Fire

27 February 2013 5:30 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Lee Pace, probably best known from Pushing Daisies, is set to star in AMC‘s upcoming drama pilot titled Halt & Catch Fire. The good thing is that young Mackenzie Davis is also on board for the project which comes from director Juan José Campanella, and that the whole thing is already being described as the 1980s computer drama. Sounds interesting…don’t you think? Halt & Catch Fire comes from Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers and at this moment we know that the drama will be set in the early ’80s. It will revolve around the personal computing boom and is told through the eyes of a »

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'Pushing Daisies' star will lead AMC's 'Halt and Catch Fire' pilot

26 February 2013 3:52 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

AMC's '80s-set computer drama "Halt and Catch Fire" has landed a pair of stars.   According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Pushing Daisies" star Lee Pace will topline the drama, which takes place in Texas' Silicon Prairie in the midst of the PC boom.   Pace will place Joe MacMillan, a former Ibm super-salesman who mysteriously drops off the map and resurfaces at a small Dallas tech company called Cardiff Giant.   Mackenzie Davis ("I Just Want My Pants Back") will play Cameron How, a computer programming grad student who attracts MacMillan's attention.   The pilot was created by Chris Cantwell and »

- HitFix Staff

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Pilot Scoop: Pushing Daisies' Lee Pace to Headline AMC Period Drama Halt & Catch Fire

26 February 2013 2:30 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Pushing DaisiesLee Pace is dipping his toe back in the TV waters as the star Halt & Catch Fire, an AMC drama pilot from Breaking Bad Ep Mark Johnson.

Set in the early 1980s, Halt & Catch Fire chronicles the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas’ Silicon Prairie.

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Pace will play the confident and powerful Joe, »

- Michael Ausiello

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Lee Pace To Topline AMC Pilot ‘Halt & Catch Fire’

26 February 2013 2:30 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Former Pushing Daisies star Lee Pace is set as a lead of AMC‘s drama pilot Halt & Catch Fire, from Breaking Bad executive producer Mark Johnson. Also starring in the pilot, written by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, is Mackenzie Davis (Breathe In). Juan José Campanella is set to direct. Set in the early 1980s, Halt & Catch Fire dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas’ Silicon Prairie. Pace will play the visionary, the confident and powerful Joe MacMillan. Once a superstar salesman at Ibm, MacMillan recently departed under mysterious circumstances only to resurface at a Dallas tech company. Davis plays the prodigy, Cameron Howe, a talented but volatile computer programming graduate student »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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