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"Halt and Catch Fire" will be back for a third season. AMC once again gave a belated renewal to its drama about the early days of personal computing and the internet, ordering a third season of the critically-acclaimed but terribly-rated series. The show's second season concluded two months ago with its future in limbo (season 2 was ordered only a few weeks after season 1 ended); I responded with an article headlined, "Hey, AMC: Quit screwing around and renew 'Halt and Catch Fire.'" The screwing around has concluded, and we'll get at least one more season of Kerry Bishé, Mackenzie Davis, Scoot McNairy and Lee Pace navigating the '80s version of life online, in a show that massively improved from its first year to its second. Given the low ratings, and that basic cable channels can't as easily carry shows few people are watching in the way that an HBO or Showtime can, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Per The Hollywood Reporter. Ilonzeh will play Courtney Gallo, a beautiful and brilliant attorney who quickly grabs Jakes’ eye. She will first appear in the Sept. 3 episode.
On Friday, AMC came to press tour and announced renewals for a whole bunch of shows that are not "Halt and Catch Fire." This is unacceptable. Sure, for much of it its first season, "Halt" was a collection of interesting performances and ideas in search of a TV show worth containing them all. But by the time it started this second season, the show about the dawn of the computer age had given itself a massive system upgrade, and is now one of the very best dramas in all of television, let alone on AMC. There was a moment in tonight's season finale — a conversation on an airplane between spouses Donna (Kerry Bishé) and Gordon (Scoot McNairy) that had a much deeper meaning for her than for him — that hit me as hard as anything I've seen in a good long time, and it was just one spectacular scene among many this season. »
- Alan Sepinwall
True to its technological roots, Halt and Catch Fire received a major upgrade for its second season. Building on the strength of its first go-round’s final episodes, the AMC series about a quartet of troubled computer geniuses trying to build the next big thing in the Silicon Prairie of ’80s Texas quietly became an engaging and unpredictable workplace drama worthy of its Mad Men time slot. It may have struggled in the ratings, but it soared onscreen. And as it did, Kerry Bishé was in the pilot’s chair. The actor behind Donna Clark navigated a demanding set of story lines — the creation of the proto-social network called Mutiny, constant clashes with her co-workers, her husband’s illness and infidelity, her own secret pregnancy and abortion. It placed the character at the center of the action and elevated her to the first among equals in the show’s strong ensemble cast, »
- Sean T. Collins
Thoughts on last night's terrific "Halt and Catch Fire" coming up just as soon as I try to steal HBO to watch "Cat People"... I praised the second season of "Halt" after watching the four episodes AMC made available to critics in advance of the premiere. These next two episodes, and "10Broad36" in particular, have been even better, as they've built on the foundation laid about the perilous states of Mutiny, the Clark marriage, Gordon's physical and mental health, and Joe's attempt to be less of a... Joe. It's safe to say that Joe is back in full manipulator mode, but it's working better for the show than it did last season for a few reasons. First, he's actually being a visionary this time rather than some guy blowing up everyone's lives in order to make a slightly cheaper laptop no one will remember. Second, he's doing it against people who know what he's about, »
- Alan Sepinwall
The film, written and directed by Rafael Palacio Illingworth, has been kept under wraps with a 20-day, Los Angeles-based shoot wrapping June 26. It also stars Adam Goldberg, Analeigh Tipton, Scott Haze, Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Bogdanovich, Betsy Brandt (“Breaking Bad”), John Ross Bowie (“The Big Bang Theory”), Jon Heder and Alison Sudol (“Transparent”).
Producers are Eleonore Meier of Nora Films and Madeline Samit and Bert Hamelinck of Caviar. Executive producers are Caviar’s Michael Sagol, Benito Mueller and Wolfgang Mueller of Barry Films, Michel Merkt and Allen Norin.
Thirlby and Feldman play a couple confronted by the fear that settling down and getting married means their carefree days as city-dwelling young adults coming to an abrupt and depressing end. Both are tempted by the »
- Dave McNary
Despite the fact that Halt and Catch Fire had very poor ratings in season one, AMC renewed the series for a second season. Will the numbers rise in season two or will they fall even lower? Cancelled or renewed for a third season? We'll have to wait and see.
The story of Halt and Catch Fire picks up in March 1985, more than a year after Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) set fire to a truck full of Cardiff Giant PCs. It was the last in a long string of destructive acts that burned the people that made the machine possible: Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), Donna Clark (Kerry Bishé), Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) and John Bosworth (Toby Huss). Can things only get better from here?
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Rapace plays a single mother abducted by a mysterious organisation who reveal to her that humanity faces an threat from within.
Ambi Pictures principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi produce alongside American Sniper producer Andrew Lazar and Christina Weiss Lurie of Tango Pictures Production, the company they formed with Shainberg.
Ambi Distribution handles world sales. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The critically acclaimed and lamentably under-watched tech startup drama Halt and Catch Fire returns tonight for its second season on AMC. Set during the onset of the 1980s techincal revolutions, the series stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis and Kerry Bishé, as a pack of ambitious computer engineers striving to invent the next major tech breakthrough in the wake of Ibm's personal computer. Season two picks up more than a year and a half after the team saw those dreams crushed at the hands of the superior Apple Macintosh and their ringleader Joe MacMillan (Pace) figuratively burned everyone who trusted him when he literally burned their achievements to the ground. Back in January, at the Television Critics Association press tour, I had the opportunity to sit down with Lee Pace for an exclusive chat about Halt and Catch Fire season two. The cast hadn't even begun filming at this point, »
- Haleigh Foutch
Four episodes were provided for reviewing purposes prior to broadcast.
Firmly entrenched in a post-Breaking Bad and Mad Men era, AMC last year cleverly gave a greenlight to a second season of its then-freshman eighties computer drama series Halt and Catch Fire. Season 1, it should be noted, was rocky. It had one of the worst pilots in recent memory, in this reviewer’s opinion, full of confusing character set-ups and awkwardly explained relationships and a few infuriating female characters or two (exactly two, actually). A testament to the show’s creative resurgence is the fact that, one year later, I’m about to write nine hundred words around the honest truth that I’d greedily watch a spin-off centered around those two same women, thanks to a sophomore season that not only reshuffles the deck in terms of character displacement and pairings but an entirely new shift in focus »
- Mitchel Broussard
"Computers aren't the thing," Joe McMillan promised in the very first episode of AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire." Instead, he insisted, "They are the thing that gets us to the thing." This was a prescient look at both the personal computer boom of the early '80s — which was really preparing us all for the Internet boom of the late '90s — and at "Halt and Catch Fire" itself. Last season, it turns out, wasn't the thing, even though it had its moments. It was the thing that got us to the very wonderful thing that is "Halt and Catch Fire" season 2, which debuts Sunday night at 10. Early in its first season, "Halt" felt every bit as reverse-engineered as the Ibm clone laptop that Lee Pace's Joe and Scoot McNairy's Gordon were racing to build. It was a show that in broad strokes was about teaming up Don Draper (dapper, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Halt and Catch Fire is just days away from its season 2 premiere and the AMC YouTube channel is absolutely flooded with content. The latest trailer puts the focus on one of my favorite season 1 cliffhangers, Donna's (Kerry Bishé) decision to pass on Gordon's (Scoot McNairy) offer to work at Cardiff Electric and to take a gig from Cameron (Mackenzie Davis) at Mutiny instead. As Davis points out in one of the Halt and Catch Fire featurettes, it's unusual for two women to be running a company like this in the 80s, so I'm eager to see how that pans out - especially considering Donna and Cameron have two drastically different ways of building and running a successful business. (Just check out Donna's workspace compared to the rest of the Mutiny house in the set tour video.) You can catch the new Halt and Catch Fire season 2 trailer and a couple of other videos below. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Exclusive: Here a first look at the new TV spot for Season 2 of AMC’s ’80s computer drama Halt And Catch Fire. The show’s sophomore year picks up in 1985 as the startup company run by Cameron (Mackenzie Davis) and Donna (Kerry Bishé) wrestles with a wild new concept that will come to be known as the Internet. Meanwhile, Joe (Lee Pace), Gordon (Scoot McNairy) and Bosworth (Toby Huss) get caught up in their own "online" wave as they remake the tech landscape all around… »
Sneak Peek footage from the complete first season of the AMC TV series "Halt and Catch Fire", starring Lee Pace ("Guardians Of The Galaxy") and Scoot McNairy ("Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"), now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment:
"...'Halt and Catch Fire' captures the rise of the personal computer era in the early 1980's, during which an unlikely trio – a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy – take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it.
"While charting the changing culture of 'Texas' Silicon Prairie', tensions build within the group as they attempt to navigate the thin line between visionary and fraud, genius and delusion, and as their drive to do something that matters runs up against their ability to truly innovate.
"Inspired by real events of the time, 'Halt and »
- Michael Stevens
The Atx Television Festival has announced the currently running shows that will be attending the event in Austin, Texas from June 4th to the 7th. The main highlight of the new entries is the presence of the FX series Justified. The appearance of the creators and castmembers at the Atx Festival will mark their first public interaction since the series finale airs in a few weeks, and will also give the show’s crew one more chance to go around the victory lap. Attendees have not been announced yet, but it has been confirmed that creator Graham Yost will be present.
Yost will also be on hand to discuss the show Boomtown, which he also created, and which will be part of a panel titled “Cancelled Too Soon”. Yost will be joined by numerous individuals involved in the show, including producer Jon Avnet and castmembers Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, and Jason Gedrick. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Read More: Game On, On Screen: 5 TV Shows With Video Game Crossovers AMC has announced the premiere date season two premiere of "Halt and Catch Fire," which will pick up in early 1985 as Cameron (Mackenzie Davis) and Donna's (Kerry Bishé) try to manage the chaos of their start-up, born from that most revolutionary of ideas -- computers that are able to talk to each other, all around the world. In the above clip, Donna makes her way through the chaos of Mutiny in one long masterful tracking shot that reveals the tension of the new office, where fights break out over issues like the rendering of colors in a backgammon game. It should be interesting to see how Cameron and Donna's company evolves from its initial messiness. "Halt and Catch Fire" also stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy and Toby Huss. The series returns to AMC for a second season Sunday, »
- Jena Keahon
AMC's tech startup drama Halt and Catch Fire is set to return with its second season on Sunday, May 31st at 10 Pm. Set in the '80s, the series stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis and Kerry Bishé, and offers an insiders perspective on the personal computer revolution. The second season picks up in early 1985, and centers on Donna (Bishé) and Cameron's (Davis) tech startup, built on the foundation of the internet. Meanwhile, Joe (Pace), Gordon (McNairy) and Bosworth (Toby Huss) deal with the fallout from season one. The second season also stars Aleksa Palladino (Boardwalk Empire) as Sara Wheeler. Recurring roles this season include James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum) as Jacob Wheeler and Mark O’Brien (The Republic of Doyle) as Tom Rendon. [caption id="attachment_323233" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via AMC[/caption] Executive producer and series showrunner Jonathan Lisco commented on Halt and Catch Fire season 2, To our passionate core audience and »
- Haleigh Foutch
AMC has set a Sunday, May 31 return for the second season of "Halt and Catch Fire." As was previously revealed, "Halt and Catch Fire" will hop forward to early 1985 and will follow the development of Mutiny, the start-up founded by Cameron (Mackenzie Davis) and joined by Donna (the awesome Kerry Bishé) at the end of the first season. Scoot McNairy and Lee Pace also star, while Toby Huss is awesome and will return. But wait. No more spoilers. Not enough of you watched "Halt and Catch Fire," which went through some first-season growing pains last year, but matured into something really interesting by the end. If you haven't watched, episodes are available through Tuesday, April 7 on AMC.com and AMC OnDemand. Then on Wednesday, April 8, the first season will go up on Netflix, making catchup even easier. "To our passionate core audience and the critics who loved the show through »
- Daniel Fienberg
AMC has slotted the Season 2 premiere of Halt And Catch Fire for 10 Pm Sunday, May 31. The second season will pick up in early 1985 and center on the rise of Mutiny, Cameron (Mackenzie Davis) and Donna's (Kerry Bishé) start-up company that is built upon the most disruptive idea of the modern era: the Internet. Lee Pace and Scoot McNairy also star. Check out a clip of Season 2’s premiere… »
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