Silicon Valley here we come! AMC announced that it has ordered a third season of Halt and Catch Fire. Season 2 received critical acclaim and shifted focus from building a personal computer to online gaming, communication and the early days of the Internet. Co-creators and writers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers have been upped to showrunners for the 10-episode third season, which will return to AMC next summer. The series will also debut on AMC Global channels around the world.
“Much in the way that Halt is about underdogs overcoming convention and breaking new ground, the story of season 3 will endeavor to further stretch the medium and challenge the form,” said Cantwell and Rogers.
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Season 2 of Halt and Catch Fire drew praise from critics, including:
“Halt and Catch Fire has simply turned into a great show at this point. I hope AMC continues to stick with it.” – HitFix.com
“The second season of Halt and Catch Fire, AMC’s 1980s-set tech drama, turned out to be terrific, engaging television, taking the show’s characters through the earliest days of the online boom and concluding with a finale that leaves all sorts of possibilities open for a third season. It’s a great, great season of TV.” – Vox.com
“Consider the entirety of Halt and Catch Fire’s excellent second season, 10 episodes that were as elegant as they were rewarding. Better, it was a celebration of the good things that can result when television writers care — and care deeply — about the smallest details of their creations.” – Grantland.com