"Halt & Catch Fire" Season 3 has been ordered and will return in 2016.

"Halt & Catch Fire" is a drama series on AMC that captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which a renegade trio — a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy — risk it all to realize their vision of building a computer that could change the future. The series charts the changing culture of Texas' Silicon Prairie while tensions build within the group as they attempt to navigate the thin line between visionary and fraud and genius and delusion, and as their drive to do something that matters runs up against their ability to truly innovate.

The series 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 that the IBM PC has a fatal flaw, which quickly makes personal computing anyone's game. In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), plans to reverse-engineer the flagship product of his former employer, and he forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. MacMillan 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. The series thrives on the spirit of innovation and explores what it's like to stand at the forefront of something truly great and world-changing and work toward it, no matter the risk.

The cast includes Lee Pace ("Lincoln," "Pushing Daisies") as Joe MacMillan, Scoot McNairy ("Argo") as Gordan Clark, Mackenzie Rio Davis ("Smashed") as Cameron Howe, Kerry Bishé ("Argo," "Red State") as Donna Clark, Toby Huss ("Cowboys & Aliens") as John Bosworth and David Wilson Barnes ("The Bourne Legacy," "You Don't Know Jack") as Dave Butler.

Season 2

Season 2 will pick up in early 1985 and center on the rise of Mutiny, Cameron and Donna's start-up company that is built upon the most disruptive idea of the modern era — the Internet. At the same time, Joe, Gordon and Bosworth will be caught up in their own "online" wave, remaking the tech landscape all around them, as they attempt to heal old wounds and deal with the fallout of season one. The second season will explore themes that tap directly into the modern zeitgeist such as the thin line separating genius from self-delusion, the fragility of human connection, and everyone's desire, especially in today's tech-obsessed world, to leave a meaningful mark and do something that truly matters.

From AMC Studios, "Halt & Catch Fire" is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers from a pilot directed by Juan Campanella ("The Secret in Their Eyes"). Jonathan Lisco ("Southland") serves as showrunner, and Mark Johnson ("Breaking Bad," "Rectify," "Diner," "Rain Man") and Melissa Bernstein ("Breaking Bad," "Rectify") from Gran Via Productions also serve as executive producers.

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Network: AMC
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 1, 2014
Seasons: 3
Production Companies:
Gran Via Productions
AMC Studios

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