New AMC drama, Halt and Catch Fire, will follow 1980’s personal computer boom

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Vintage IBM PC from the 1980's

AMC has ordered up a pilot for a new drama, “Halt & Catch Fire”, that will follow the personal computing boom in its early days. Set in the early 1980’s, Halt & Catch Fire dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas’ Silicon Prairie (uh, Austin?). From AMC Studios, Halt & Catch Fire is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rodgers. Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad) from Gran Via Productions will serve as executive producers. Production will begin in 2013.

Sources: AMC

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