This summer AMC will launch a new series called Halt and Catch Fire. I have seen a trailer for the show. It looks like a good show. I would share the trailer with you, but then I’d get in trouble with the nice folks at AMC. So you’ll just have to take my word for it. Here’s how they describe it:
Starring a fantastic slate of actors, including Lee Pace (Lincoln, Pushing Daisies), Scoot McNairy (Argo), Mackenzie Davis (Smashed), Kerry Bishe (Argo, Red State) and more, Halt and Catch Fire captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s during which an unlikely trio — a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy — take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it. 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. The 10-episode series is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers and executive produced by showrunner Jonathan Lisco (Southland) and Gran Via Productions’s Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Rectify, Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad, Rectify).
The show is set in Dallas but is filming in Atlanta. And that makes me sad.