AMC series "Halt and Catch Fire" gets renewed for second season

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – “Halt and Catch Fire” is all set to return to the small screen next summer, as AMC renewed the computer drama series for a second season.

According to Deadline, the renewal is the network’s reaction to the show’s potential. The show’s first 10 episodes gathered an average of 1.3 million viewers, which are aged 18-49.

“This is a show about invention, experimentation, and the inherent risks in trying to break new ground – themes that really resonate with us as a network and attracted a passionate audience,” AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement.

He continued, “We have a history of demonstrating patience through the early seasons of new shows, betting on talent and building audience over time. We see that opportunity here and look forward to a second season.”

In a statement, show’s creators Chris Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, and showrunner Jonathan Lisco said, “Our series about creation, innovation and taking bold risks wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our partners at AMC, a network known for these very things. Harnessing the momentum of our first season, this next chapter will take the rich characters our audience has come to love in new and surprising directions”

“Halt and Catch Fire,” starring Lee Pace and Scoot McNairy, shows a tech whiz’ view on personal computer revolution in the ’80s. It premiered on June 1 and ran until August.

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