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Matthew Chapman

AMC have announced that they have picked up the new drama, Halt and Catch Fire, for a second season.

"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."

says AMC president Charlie Collier, also adding.

"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 show, which is about the burgeoning computer industry in the early 1980s, averages about 1.3 million viewers each week, they're not great numbers, but as Collier alludes to, both Mad Men and Breaking Bad started off to small audiences as well before growing into huge hits.

No release date has been given for the second season but if it follows the same timeline as season one, it is likely to air mid-2015.

(Source: Zap2It)


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