See Guardians of the Galaxy's Lee Pace in Halt and Catch Fire, Two Weeks Before It Airs

AMC have released the pilot episode of their upcoming techno-drama Halt and Catch Fire online, [...]


AMC have released the pilot episode of their upcoming techno-drama Halt and Catch Fire online, two weeks before it is scheduled to premiere on television. You can check out the series, which stars Guardians of the Galaxy villain Lee Pace, at AMC's official website, Tumblr and other outlets. The special sneak preview will run through Saturday, May 31, the day before Halt and Catch Fire premieres on AMC on Sunday, June 1 at 10 p.m. "Halt and Catch Fire is a fun ride through the early days of the PC era, a time when no one could imagine a portable computer weighing less than 15 pounds, let alone one that was a few ounces and doubled as a phone. It's a perfect show for summer and – given the subject matter – a good fit for Tumblr's first TV series premiere and AMC's first social media screening," said Charlie Collier, AMC president. "Tumblr is the biggest platform for social TV and destination for many of AMC's most passionate fans," said Lee Brown, Global Head of Brand Partnerships at Tumblr. "We're excited to welcome Halt and Catch Fire and the rest of AMC's lineup to the home of fandoms through Tumblr integration on and to offer this first look at Halt and Catch Fire to our community." The series is set roughly one year after IBM all but corners the market with the release of its first major product - the IBM PC. It is also the same year people realize that the IBM PC has a fatal flaw, which quickly makes personal computing anyone's game. In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), plans to reverse-engineer the flagship product of his former employer, and he forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. MacMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a once-great engineer who dreams of creating a revolutionary product while trying to manage his initially-unsupportive wife, Donna (Kerry Bishé), and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis), a volatile prodigy who puts her future in jeopardy to join MacMillan's rogue PC project.