AMC announced today the Season 2 premiere of Halt & Catch Fire will air on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The series, which stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis and Kerry Bishé, will pick up in early 1985 and center on the rise of Mutiny, Cameron (Davis) and Donna's (Bishé) start-up company that is built upon the most disruptive idea of the modern era-the Internet. At the same time, Joe (Pace), Gordon (McNairy) and Bosworth (Toby Huss) will be caught up in their own "online" wave, remaking the tech landscape all around them, as they attempt to heal old wounds and deal with the fallout of Season 1. Halt & Catch Fire's second season will explore themes that tap directly into the modern zeitgeist such as the thin line separating genius from self-delusion, the fragility of human connection, and everyone's desire, especially in today's tech-obsessed world, to leave a meaningful mark and do something that truly matters. Here's what Jonathan Lisco, showrunner and executive producer of the series, had to say about the fans' support in a statement.
"To our passionate core audience and the critics who loved the show through Season 1 - we thank you sincerely for your support. Season 2 won't disappoint. We're going to drill down even deeper into these characters we've created, to give you all the emotional and psychological depth you've come to expect from Halt & Catch Fire, while at the same time evolving the show to be brasher and even more addictive."
Halt & Catch Fire was created by Chris Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers and executive produced by Cantwell, Rogers, showrunner Jonathan Lisco (Southland) and Gran Via Productions' Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Rectify, Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad, Rectify). In addition to Pace, McNairy, Davis, Bishé and Huss, the second season stars Aleksa Palladino (Boardwalk Empire) as Sara Wheeler. Recurring roles this season include James Cromwell (Boardwalk Empire, American Horror Story) as Jacob Wheeler and Mark O'Brien (The Republic of Doyle) as Tom Rendon.
The complete first season of Halt & Catch Fire is available now through Tuesday, April 7 on AMC On Demand and AMC.com. Viewers will also be able to catch up on Season 1 on Netflix beginning Wednesday, April 8. AMC also released today a sneak peek clip from the Season 2 premiere episode featuring a first look at Mutiny. The clip showcases Donna (Bishé) as she weaves through the bustling start-up office which is wired with creativity and invention. Take a look at the clip below, and stay tuned for more on the new season of Halt & Catch Fire.