Before we do much else with this particular “Halt and Catch Fire” article, we kick things off with a reminder of some good news: The show was recently renewed for a second season! We were somewhat surprised after the ratings came in, and this feels ultimately like a good-faith gesture on the part of AMC that they think the audience for such a high-quality show can grow.
One person who is definitely thankful at the moment is the series’ own star in Lee Pace. Writing in a post on his Twitter, the actor had the following to say to the network itself as a result of the season 2 order:
“@AMC_TV thanks for picking up #HaltandCatchFire for a 2nd season! Congrats to our awesome cast and incredible crew! Thanks for all the love.”
Pace later joked on Twitter that the entire second season would be performed in the buff and entitled “Halt and Get Naked.” This wouldn’t be the first time that AMC actually changed the name of the show if they actually did that, though: “Turn” was recently re-named “Turn: Washington’s Spies” in an effort for more people to likely understand what the show was about. The first name was one of the most arbitrary things ever and therefore somewhat frustrating.
Filming for the new season is still not for a little while, but we’ll try to have some further news as it becomes available. For now, just sit back and enjoy Pace’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video.
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