Mashable Posts Exclusive Season 2 Photo; Movie Tech Geeks Spotlights DVD Extra

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-106-joe-pace-3-325This week, Mashable posts an exclusive Season 2 photo, while Movie Tech Geeks features a Season 1 DVD extra. Plus, Halt and Catch Fire is part of eOne’s MIPTV media event lineup this month. Read on for more:

Mashable debuts a Season 2 photo and predicts the new season “is going to be pure chaos.”

Movie TV Tech Geeks spotlights a feature from the Season 1 DVD, available May 5, that discusses the show’s Easter eggs, which are all based on real-life experiences, while Boom Howdy takes a look at another DVD extra, about how the creators and cast “recreated the early 80s Dallas tech scene for the show.”

WorldScreen.com reports that Season 2 will be part of Entertainment One Television’s lineup at MIPTV in Cannes later this month.

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First-Look Photo of the Cast From Halt and Catch Fire Season 2

halt-and-catch-fire-season-2-joe-pace-cameron-davis-560AMC has released a first-look photo of the cast from Halt and Catch Fire Season 2. The image provides a glimpse at what’s changed for Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) and Donna Clark (Kerry Bishé), against the backdrop of Mutiny, Cameron and Donna’s new startup. Click here to watch a scene of Mutiny in action from the Season 2 Premiere.

Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 premieres Sunday, May 31 at 10/9c on AMC. Sign up for the Halt and Catch Fire Members Only Club to keep up with all of the latest news.

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EW Previews Season 2; Halt to Premiere May 31

halt-donna-bishe-season-1-325This week, Entertainment Weekly previews Season 2, while it’s reported by many news outlets that Halt and Catch Fire will premiere on May 31. Plus, I Programmer is impressed by the show. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly gets the Season 2 scoop from showrunner Jonathan Lisco, who shares that it’s “going to feel messy, it’s going to feel brash, it’s going to feel more dynamic” and shares an exclusive clip from the new season.

• Additionally, Mashable observes that the clip is comprised of “a near-continuous shot that channels Birdman (but also that incredible tracking sequence from True Detective).”

HitFix reports that Season 2 will premiere on May 31, noting that the show “matured into something really interesting” by the end of Season 1. Access Hollywood, Broadway World, ComingSoon.net, Deadline, International Business Times, TV By the Numbers, TV.com, TV Media Insights and Variety also discussed the Season 2 debut.
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Video – Sneak Peek Scene From the Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 Premiere

Halt and Catch Fire returns for Season 2 on Sunday, May 31 at 10/9c. Want to see how the season begins? Check out this sneak peek clip featuring a first look at Mutiny, the start-up run by Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) and Donna Clark (Kerry Bishé) and built upon the most disruptive idea of the modern era — the Internet. The clip showcases Donna as she weaves through the bustling start-up office which is wired with creativity and invention. Want to see where Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), Gordon Clark (Scott McNairy), John Bosworth (Toby Huss) have landed? Tune in for the premiere on May 31.

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Halt and Catch Fire Dials Up Season 2 on Sunday, May 31 at 10/9c

halt-and-catch-fire-season-1-cameron-mckenzie-donna-bishe-560AMC announced today the Season 2 premiere of Halt and Catch Fire on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The series, which stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis and Kerry Bishé, will pick up in early 1985 and center on the rise of Mutiny, Cameron (Davis) and Donna’s (Bishé) start-up company that is built upon the most disruptive idea of the modern era — the Internet. At the same time, Joe (Pace), Gordon (McNairy) and Bosworth (Toby Huss) will be caught up in their own “online” wave, remaking the tech landscape all around them, as they attempt to heal old wounds and deal with the fallout of Season 1. Halt and Catch Fire’s second season will explore themes that tap directly into the modern zeitgeist such as the thin line separating genius from self-delusion, the fragility of human connection, and everyone’s desire, especially in today’s tech-obsessed world, to leave a meaningful mark and do something that truly matters.

“To our passionate core audience and the critics who loved the show through Season One – we thank you sincerely for your support. Season Two won’t disappoint. We’re going to drill down even deeper into these characters we’ve created, to give you all the emotional and psychological depth you’ve come to expect from Halt and Catch Fire, while at the same time evolving the show to be brasher and even more addictive,” said Jonathan Lisco, showrunner and executive producer of the series.

AMC also released today a sneak peek clip from the season two premiere episode featuring a first look at Mutiny. The clip showcases Donna (Bishé) as she weaves through the bustling start-up office which is wired with creativity and invention. The sneak peek can be viewed here.
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Crave Debuts Season 1 DVD Clip; PC Tech Cites Halt For Digital Launch Lessons

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-105-joe-pace-325This week, CraveOnline debuts a Season 1 DVD clip, while PC Tech Magazine cites Halt and Catch Fire for lessons about launching a digital company. Plus, The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Kaling talks to Conan O’Brien about kissing Lee Pace. Read on for more:

• CraveOnline posts a video clip from the Season 1 DVD (due out May 5) where Mackenzie Davis and Kerry Bishé “explain some of the research that goes into recreating the ‘80s for this series.”

• PC Tech Magazine, talking about launching a digital company, cites lessons from Halt and Catch Fire ”one of my favorite series”, which is “about the first days of computing and how a halt in releasing your portable computer or breakthrough software would make you extinct.”

• Mindy Kaling talks to Conan about improvising a kiss with Lee Pace on The Mindy Project and how she then “pretended it didn’t happen.”

• TBI Vision reports that Halt and Catch Fire will premiere in Poland on Apr. 12.

• Atlanta notes the sheer number of movies and TV shows, including Halt and Catch Fire, currently shooting in the greater Atlanta area.

• Lee Pace tells Esquire about returning to Pushing Daisies, that “I would be totally up for it if it comes back around.”

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Mark O’Brien Talks About Joining Halt Cast; Season 1 DVD Available for Pre-Order

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-101-joe-pace-cameron-davis-325This week, Mark O’Brien talks to CBC News about joining the Season 2 cast, while the Season 1 DVD is now available for pre-order. Plus, viewers can check out full episodes of Season 1 at AMC’s website. Read on for more:

• Mark O’Brien tells CBC News that his Halt and Catch Fire character is “not really your typical technical guy. He’s very preppy, [a] very put-together guy, a clean-cut guy, which is what interested me.”

High-Def Digest reports that the Season 1 Blu-ray, which will be released on May 5, is now available for pre-order.

Game & Guide points out that all of Season 1 is now available to watch on AMC’s website.
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Halt Casts Season 2 Duo; CarterMatt Talks Emmy for Lee Pace

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-110-cameron-mackenzie-325This week, Halt and Catch Fire casts two in Season 2. Plus, CarterMatt considers Lee Pace an Emmy dark horse. Read on for more:

Variety reports that Aleksa Palladino and Mark O’Brien are joining Season 2 as a series regular and recurring character, respectively.

• Looking way ahead to the Emmy nominations, CarterMatt calls Lee Pace “our biggest darkhorse” because his “star is rising due to Guardians of the Galaxy.”

• CarterMatt reports that AMC has put the first season of Halt and Catch Fire, “a show that consistently brought great performances to the table, coupled with stellar writing and just an era that we feel is under-represented on TV these days,” online here.

• According to Broadway World, Season 1 will be available on on Blu-ray and DVD on May 5.

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James Cromwell Signs on to Halt; Gillian Jacobs Credits Halt for New Documentary

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-101-cameron-mackenzie-joe-pace-325This week, James Cromwell signs on to Halt and Catch Fire. Plus, Gillian Jacobs credits the show for inspiring her new documentary. Read on for more:

Deadline reports that James Cromwell has joined the cast of Halt and Catch Fire, where he’ll play a Texas millionaire and energy company CEO named Jacob Wheeler.

• Gillian Jacobs, interviewed by Mashable, credits a passing reference on Halt and Catch Fire for the inspiration behind The Queen of Code, her documentary on Grace Hopper, a computer science pioneer.

Hollywood.com checks in on Smallville‘s alums and notes that Annette O’Toole has appeared on Halt and Catch Fire as Susan Emerson.

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Filmoria Spotlights Scoot McNairy; OC Register Examines TV With Retro Settings

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-110-gordon-mcnairy-325This week, Filmoria spotlights Scoot McNairy. Plus, the Orange County Register examines the growth of TV shows, like Halt and Catch Fire, that have retro settings. Read on for more:

Filmoria spotlights Scoot McNairy, calling him “one of the most in demand American actors working today” and lists five of his movies that are “well-worth seeking out.”

• The Orange County Register examines the popularity of TV shows set in the past, citing Halt and Catch Fire as an example.

Atlanta magazine, reporting on upcoming filming in Atlanta, notes that Halt and Catch Fire will start shooting Season 2 in the next few months.
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