AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” is booting up for Season 2. The tech-centered drama – which was the subject of cancellation fears over the summer – is back and determined to prove its staying power in its sophomore run. AMC announced the Season 2 premiere date Friday, along with a preview of the action coming in the new episodes.
Joe (Lee Pace), Gordon (Scoot McNairy) and Co. will be back on Sunday, May 31, at 10 p.m. EDT, according to a press release from AMC. An accompanying synopsis of the new season revealed that the show would be shifting its focus to Mutiny – the proto-Internet startup founded by Cameron (Mackenzie Davis) and Donna (Kerry Bishé) at the end of Season 1. Meanwhile, Joe and Gordon must pick up the pieces at Cardiff Electric after the Cardiff Giant did not turn out to be the industry game-changer they had hoped.
Showrunner Jonathan Lisco addressed the show’s fans in the press release.
"To our passionate core audience and the critics who loved the show through Season One – we thank you sincerely for your support,” said Lisco. “Season 2 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.”
The show’s new focus on Mutiny was on full display in an exclusive preview clip from Entertainment Weekly from the premiere. The clip -- in one single, impressive shot – gives fans a tour of the house where Cameron was only beginning to set up in the Season 1 finale. Apparently, Donna has not managed to rein in Cameron’s reckless habits as employees run wires haphazardly all over the house while arguing about programming color into their games.
Watch the preview clip below:
Will Mutiny be a success? And what will Joe and Gordon do now that Cameron is gone? Fans will have to wait to find out. “Halt and Catch Fire” Season 2 premieres on May 31 at 10 p.m. EDT on AMC.