There will be further adventures of Joe MacMillan, Cameron Howe, Gordon and Donna Clark and Nathan Cardiff next summer, as “AMC, ” announced that they’ve renewed their Original Series “Halt And Catch Fire” for a second season. Although the show didn’t have overall strong ratings, Network President Charlie Collier, issued a statement praising the show and the audience it attracts.
Collier said “This is a show about invention, experimentation, and the inherent risks in trying to break new ground; themes that really resonate with us as a network and attracted a passionate audience. We have a history of demonstrating patience through the early seasons of new shows, betting on talent and building audience over time. We see that opportunity here and look forward to a second season of Halt and Catch Fire from creators Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, and showrunner Jonathan Lisco.”
The creative team also issued a statement. They said “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to continue telling this story. Our series about creation, innovation, and taking bold risks wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our partners at AMC, a network known for these very things. Harnessing the momentum of our first season, this next chapter will take the rich characters our audience has come to love in new and surprising directions.”
The series set in the “Silicon Prairie” of Texas in the early eighties, featured sharp writing and strong acting in its first season. In the season finale, the creative team behind the Cardiff Electric portable personal computer the “Giant,” had split apart, with Clark the only one of the trio still working for the company.