AMC has renewed it’s critically acclaimed period drama Halt and Catch Fire, the network has announced. Created by Christopher Cantwell (Vicariously, The Prototype) and Christopher C. Rogers, the series will return for a third season consisting of ten hour long episodes in 2016. Showrunner Jonathan Lisco (Southland, The District) will not return for the new season, instead passing the position to Cantwell and Rogers.
Set in 1983, Halt and Catch Fire follows the lives of several fictional characters during the very real personal computing boom occurring in the electronic market at the time. The show has enjoyed critical acclaim over it’s previous two seasons, but has struggled to find an audience, regularly drawing low ratings that made many question it’s future.
The show stars two time Golden Globe nominee Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Scoot McNairy (Monsters, Argo), Mackenzie Davis (The Martian, That Awkward Moment), Kerry Bishe (The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Scrubs), Toby Huss (King of the Hill, Cowboys & Aliens) and Aleksa Palladino (Boardwalk Empire, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End).