Lee Cast in New AMC Drama, “Halt and Catch Fire”

Feb 26

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lee Pace has been cast as the lead in a new AMC series. “Halt and Catch Fire” is a drama following the 1980s computing boom as seen through the eyes of a visionary, Joe MacMillan, who will be played by Lee. Mackenzie Davis is also attached as his co-star, playing “a punk computer programming grad student” named Cameron How. More details below:

“Halt and Catch Fire”: Revolves around the personal computing boom and is told through the eyes of a visionary and an engineer and prodigy 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.

Joe MacMillan: Often the smartest guy in the office and two steps ahead of both friends and enemies. Once a superstar salesman at IBM, Joe recently departed under mysterious circumstances only to resurface at an also-ran Dallas tech company named Cardiff Giant. He comes to Dallas with a plan to force the company into the new era of the PC boom.

The show, created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, will be executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (both of “Breaking Bad” fame, the well-crafted and popular drama on AMC). Juan Jose Campanella of “House” will direct the pilot episode. Hopefully we’ll see it go to season. Congrats, Lee!

5 Responses to “Lee Cast in New AMC Drama, “Halt and Catch Fire””

  1. This is so exciting! I’ve been waitng to hear what Lee would be doing next after Golden Age. Congrats Lee!!


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  3. I just hope they change the name, “Halt and Catch Fire”, really.

    If they have the excellent taste to hire Lee, I’m sure that they can come up with a better title.


  4. Although the title is an insider (computer geek) reference, based on the show’s synopsis, it seems a pretty apt reference to self-destruction. I imagine it will be more clear once the pilot (hopefully) airs.


  5. Lee, I worked at IBM in the 80’s. Feel free to call me for tips.


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