March 12, 2013 10:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Kerry Bishe to Reteam With 'Argo' Co-Star in AMC's '80s Computer Drama
AMC is staging an Argo reunion.
Kerry Bishe, who played Kathy Stafford in the Ben Affleck Oscar winner, has been tapped to co-star in the cable network's drama pilot Halt & Catch Fire, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Set in the early '80s, the drama revolves around the personal-computing boom and is told through the eyes of three individuals -- a visionary, Joe MacMillan (Pushing Daisies' Lee Pace); an engineer, Gordon Clarke (Argo's Scoot McNairy); and prodigy Cameron Howe (Smashed's Mackenzie Davis) -- whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie.
Bishe will play Donna Clark, Gordon's wife and the backbone of the family. She's a woman who on the surface looks sweet but has put up with a lot. She juggles a career, home life and also wears the pants in the family in order to compensate for her husband's recent malaise.
Bishe and McNairy also played a married couple in best picture Oscar winner Argo, co-starring as two of the Americans holed up in the Canadian embassy.
Repped by WME and Brookside Artist Management, Bishe's credits also include Scrubs and Fox's 2011 failed pilot Iceland.
Halt & Catch Fire is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, with Breaking Bad's Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein on board to executive produce. The effort hails from AMC Studios and Gran Via Productions. Juan Jose Campanella (House) will direct the pilot.