[TV] Halt And Catch Fire To Debut On AMC In June
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.05.2014
Coming Soon reports that AMC has announced that its new drama series Halt and Catch Fire will debut on June 1 at 10 PM ET/PT. The series was created by AMC Studios and focuses on the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s.
The series will be ten episodes. It was created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers and executive produced by showrunner Jonathan Lisco (Southland) and Gran Via Production's Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Rectify, Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad, Rectify). It was filmed on location in Atlanta. The series stars Lee Pace (Lincoln, Pushing Daisies) as Joe MacMillan, Scoot McNairy (Argo) as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis (Smashed) as Cameron Howe, Kerry Bishé (Argo, Red State) as Donna Clark and Toby Huss (Cowboys & Aliens) as John Bosworth.
The series will have its world premiere on Saturday at 11 AM during the film portion of the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. An early screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Lisco, Cantwell, Rogers and others. It happens at the AMC Theater at Violet Crown Cinemas.
Here's a synopsis: "Halt and Catch Fire" is set roughly one year after IBM all but corners the market with the release of its first major product – the IBM PC. It is also the same year people realize the IBM PC's fatal flaw, which quickly makes personal computing anyone's game. In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive, Joe McMillan (Lee Pace) plans to reverse engineer the flagship product of his former employer, he forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. McMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a once great engineer who dreams of creating a revolutionary product while trying to manage his initially unsupportive wife Donna (Kerry Bishé), and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis), a volatile prodigy who puts her future in jeopardy to join MacMillan's rogue PC project. 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.