Halt and Catch Fire

Tuesdays, 10:00 PM ET on AMC

60 minutes

Halt and Catch Fire is set roughly one year after IBM all but corners the market with the release of its first major product – the IBM PC. In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) plans to reverse engineer the flagship product of his former employer and forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. MacMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a once great engineer who dreams of creating a revolutionary product while trying to manage his initially unsupportive wife Donna (Kerry Bishé), and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis), a volatile prodigy who puts her future in jeopardy to join MacMillan's rogue PC project. Halt and Catch Fire thrives on the spirit of innovation and explores what it's like to stand at the forefront of something world-changing and work towards it, no matter the risk.

Tuesdays, 10:00 PM ET on AMC

60 minutes

Halt and Catch Fire is set roughly one year after IBM all but corners the market with the release of its first major product – the IBM PC. In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) plans to reverse engineer the flagship product of his former employer and forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. MacMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a once great engineer who dreams of creating a revolutionary product while trying to manage his initially unsupportive wife Donna (Kerry Bishé), and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis), a volatile prodigy who puts her future in jeopardy to join MacMillan's rogue PC project. Halt and Catch Fire thrives on the spirit of innovation and explores what it's like to stand at the forefront of something world-changing and work towards it, no matter the risk.
Oct 10, 2016: AMC renewed Halt and Catch Fire for a fourth and final season!

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Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 10 - NeXT

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s3e10 NeXT
October 11, 2016
While Donna's vision inspires a spirited discussion about the next big thing, the end result may not make everyone happy.
Season Finale
First Episode
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 1 Episode 1 - I/O

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s1e1 I/O
June 1, 2014
The 1980s computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy as they chart the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie.
Series Premiere
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 Episode 5 - Infiltrator
s2e5 Infiltrator
June 28, 2015
June 28, 2015
Infiltrator
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 Episode 6 - 10Broad36
s2e6 10Broad36
July 5, 2015
July 5, 2015
10Broad36
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 Episode 8 - Limbo
s2e8 Limbo
July 19, 2015
July 19, 2015
Limbo
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 Episode 9 - Kali
s2e9 Kali
July 26, 2015
July 26, 2015
Kali
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 Episode 10 - Heaven Is a Place
s2e10 Heaven Is a Place
August 2, 2015
August 2, 2015
Heaven Is a Place
Season Finale
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 1 - Valley of the Heart's Delight
Season Premiere
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 2 - One Way or Another
s3e2 One Way or Another
August 23, 2016
August 23, 2016
One Way or Another
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 3 - Flipping the Switch
s3e3 Flipping the Switch
August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016
Flipping the Switch
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 4 - Rules of Honorable Play
s3e4 Rules of Honorable Play
September 6, 2016
September 6, 2016
Rules of Honorable Play
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 5 - Yerba Buena
s3e5 Yerba Buena
September 13, 2016
September 13, 2016
Yerba Buena
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 6 - And She Was
s3e6 And She Was
September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016
And She Was
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 7 - The Threshold
s3e7 The Threshold
September 27, 2016
September 27, 2016
The Threshold
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 8 - You Are Not Safe
s3e8 You Are Not Safe
October 4, 2016
October 4, 2016
You Are Not Safe
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 9 - NIM
s3e9 NIM
October 11, 2016
October 11, 2016
NIM
Watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 10 - NeXT
s3e10 NeXT
October 11, 2016
October 11, 2016
NeXT
Season Finale

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I’m really pleased this is being renewed. This was my era when I first got involved with computers and the production of Halt and Catch Fire captures the atmosphere surrounding the computing industry exactly as I remember it. Cutthroat, promiscuous, arrogant, misogynist – these were the things that made that era the way it was. I can’t say that everything was comfortable or that it was right the way things were back then, but that doesn’t change the fact that it was a very hedonistic atmosphere. I’m looking forward to seeing where they go with the characters and the storyline in season 2.
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I am a computer scientist and I found the series refreshing in the way it viewed engineering. It is rarely the case that media portrays hacking in its unfabulous way that it is (yes, reverse engineering the IBM computer can count as hacking). So the story veers to the business side of the tech industry when it wants excitement and that's all right. The politics of it are fabulous. Oh, did I mention the actors and how great they are. And Lee Pace? Especially Lee Pace. Very much LEE PACE!!!! (I guess you figured out why I actually picked up the series....) [PS: I have only seen the first episode as work and university (exams) had to take precedence]
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