6:04pm PT by Michael O'Connell
'Halt and Catch Fire' Gets Fourth and Final Season at AMC
Halt and Catch Fire will return for one final season.
AMC announced late Monday that its quiet 1980s drama about the computer industry had received an order for a fourth and final season. News comes ahead of the third season finale, which will air over two hours on Tuesday night.
Halt and Catch Fire has never been much of a ratings performer, but AMC remained committed to the series as an addition to its growing originals library. It didn't hurt that critics started to come around to the series by the second season.
“We are so proud of Halt and Catch Fire — a true passion project — and thank the critics and fans who have embraced this unique program,” AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios president Charlie Collier said in a statement. “Congratulations and thanks to creators and showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers and to Halt’s enormously talented writing team, producers, cast and crew. It is our great pleasure to renew this project for a fourth and final season, so we can all tune in to see if Cameron, Donna and the rest of the gang turn Swap Meet into eBay, Amazon or Facebook.”
The final season will air over 10 episodes in 2017. The AMC Studios production shifted its focus from Texas to California during its third run.
“First off, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to have a creative partner in AMC that has nurtured us from new writers into showrunners over these past three seasons," said co-creators and showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers in a statement. "It has been our great privilege to watch the world of Halt and Catch Fire expand and mature in that time, powered by our incredible cast, our exceptional crew, our absurdly talented writers, and our producing partners at Gran Via, all of whom have come to feel like our family. In this fourth and final season, we are excited to end the show on its own terms and to give our story, these characters, and our fans the conclusion they so richly deserve.”