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“Halt and Catch Fire” Renewed For Season 3; Cantwell, Rogers Named Showrunners

AMC’s modestly rated but passionately supported “Halt and Catch Fire” will return for a third season.

The cable network confirmed the renewal in a Wednesday afternoon press release. The third season order calls for ten episodes; those episodes will air in the summer of 2016.

In conjunction with the renewal announcement, AMC confirmed that co-creators and writers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers have been promoted to showrunners.

“We love what the creative team and cast have been able to deliver on ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ and are particularly grateful to the critics and fans who supported the show throughout the second season and have been pulling for its renewal,” says AMC’s Joel Stillerman. “We’re so thankful for the talent and leadership of Jonathan Lisco over these first two seasons and glad that we are able to continue this story with co-creators and showrunners Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers at the helm.”

““We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to continue telling this story,” added the new showrunners in a joint statement. “‘Halt and Catch Fire’ has been a passion project of ours from day one, and we are so thankful that AMC not only shares this passion, but also continues to champion bold character-driven storytelling in an increasingly crowded television landscape.

“While we know we would not be here were it not for the leadership and mentorship of former showrunner Jonathan Lisco, we’re incredibly excited to continue working with our wonderful producing partners at Gran Via, as well as our extremely talented cast and crew.”

Written by Brian Cantor

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