AMC has renewed period drama “Halt and Catch Fire” for a fourth and final season. The renewal comes one night before AMC airs back to back episodes for the show’s season-three finale.
“We are so proud of ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ – a true passion project – and thank the critics and fans who have embraced this unique program,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Congratulations and thanks to creators and showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers and to Halt’s enormously talented writing team, producers, cast and crew. It is our great pleasure to renew this project for a fourth and final season, so we can all tune in to see if Cameron, Donna and the rest of the gang turn Swap Meet into eBay, Amazon or Facebook.”
Executive produced by Cantwell and Rogers, “Halt and Catch Fire” is an ensemble drama set in the 1980s technology industry against the rise of the personal computer. It stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Kerry Bishé, Mackenzie Davis, and Toby Huss. One of the first new AMC dramas to launch as the cable channel wound down foundational hits “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men,” “Halt and Catch Fire” failed to catch on with viewers in a significant way, but was considered a strong creative effort within AMC.
The fourth and final season will consist of 10 episodes.
“First off, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to have a creative partner in AMC that has nurtured us from new writers into showrunners over these past three seasons. It has been our great privilege to watch the world of ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ expand and mature in that time, powered by our incredible cast, our exceptional crew, our absurdly talented writers, and our producing partners at Gran Via, all of whom have come to feel like our family,” Cantwell and Rogers said. “In this fourth and final season, we are excited to end the show on its own terms and to give our story, these characters, and our fans the conclusion they so richly deserve.”
Gran Via Productions’ Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein also serve as executive producers on the show, which is produced by AMC Studios. It is distributed internationally by Entertainment One Television.