Halt and Catch Fire: Find Out When Season 2 Debuts and Watch a 5-Minute Clip From the Premiere (VIDEO)

Stop and look here! AMC has announced a premiere date for the second season of its 1980s-set drama Halt and Catch Fire, so hit pause on whatever you're doing and set your DVR for Sunday, May 31 at 10pm. 

Set in 1985, Season 2 will follow the rise of Mutiny, a.k.a. Cameron (Mackenzie Davis) and Donna’s (Kerry Bishé) new startup, while exploring the "thin line separating genius from self-delusion" and everyone's desire to be remembered for doing something memorable. Meanwhile, Joe (Lee Pace), Gordon (Scoot McNairy), and Bosworth (Toby Huss) will "be caught up in their own 'online' wave" and "remaking the tech landscape around them" while dealing with the fallout of the events of Season 1.

AMC has also released a five-minute clip from the Season 2 premiere. Check it out below:

If you're looking to get up to speed on Halt and Catch Fire before Season 2 begins, the complete first season is currently available on AMC On Demand through Tuesday, April 7. The show will also be available on Netflix beginning on Wednesday, April 8. 


Are you excited for Season 2 of Halt and Catch Fire?


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Apr 14, 2015
The show brings back lots of memories that I experienced in the mid-eighties. I didn't have a college degree but took and interest in the first computers to emerge in the early eighties. That experience and knowledge carried me into an IT career of which I will retire this fall. What a ride! It has been amazing!
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Mar 29, 2015
I'm so excited for season 2 I can hardly stand it. This was a stand out show for me last year. Really well done. That intro makes me smile so hard... Gotta love the 80's!
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Mar 28, 2015

Oh, and I hope they have more than 10 measly episodes this time.
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Mar 28, 2015
Yay, can't wait. This was a real fav of mine last year.
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Mar 28, 2015
One question. Does anyone know why Lee Pace burned the computers?
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Mar 27, 2015
Those guys need a power Nazi before someone dies.
Can't wait for season 2. Sooooo good.
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Mar 27, 2015
That Intro is still magnificent.
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Mar 27, 2015
I love Donna and Cameron! But I realize I don't remember anything that happened in season 1.
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Mar 27, 2015
Fortunately we can binge watch for free until April 7, then on Netflix after that. :-)
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Mar 27, 2015
Halt and catch geeks I'm in.
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Mar 27, 2015
I love this show. Can't wait! Wanted to see Gordon in the promo though :(
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Mar 27, 2015
Glad this show is coming back, first season was okay, but I like the setup for the 2nd season a lot and think the show is really going to start to find its place this season. Can't wait
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Mar 27, 2015
Ugh! So they're airing it without a lead again? Why not air it after Mad Men, The Walking Dead, or Better Call Saul? What would be wrong with that? If AMC wants this to be successful (it ought to be, it's a great show), they should do a better job making sure as many eyeballs as possible are going to have a chance of at least glancing at it. No one knows about this show.
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Mar 27, 2015
I didn't think this show had a chance! Great news, thanks.
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Mar 27, 2015
If they invent the Internet in the early 1980s, what will they have by 1995? Internet with holographic interface? Anyway, I can barely wait for the show's next season to begin.
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Mar 27, 2015
The Internet was created in the Military back in 1962. The Government had it exclusively until 25 years later when they finally turned it over to the Public in 1987. I was a System's Programmer/Analyst for them.
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Mar 27, 2015
OH, I'm ware that the Internet, or some form of it, has existed prior to 1983, when the show takes place. However I'd expect a story involving the Internet to take place in a university or military facility. the way they are showing in the show, it looks like a consumer product for the masses. It seems to me they are moving a little too fast with technology. Personal Computers would be the focus of companies for quite a few more years at that time. Why ot focus on developing a GUI?
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Mar 27, 2015
Season 2 starts "early 1985" according to the release. Sadly it also mentions "the Internet". Mutiny's operation is not related to that at all, but rather some sort of telephone modem dial-up operation, perhaps similar to a multi-user BBS, but on a very large scale.

Oh, well, PR departments aren't always perfect, and maybe they thought that "the Internet" served up the general idea from a user's perspective that would take many sentences to accurately describe. A few times times last year the PR blurbs were factually wrong where the show was actually correct, so yeah, it gets a *big sigh* from me, but I expect the show itself will get it right.
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Mar 27, 2015
Thanks. The writers seem a bit in a rush to develop the technology of the show. I think the time of the different personal computers, the variety of interfaces, operational systems, and capabilities, and the always-present issues of compatibility would still generate a lot of good stories. Connection simply wasn't a priority back then. But then, I'm old enough to remember that time. Perhaps the writers want to attract younger viewers as soon as possible.
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Mar 27, 2015
So happy you already explained it. saved me the time :-)
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Mar 27, 2015
The Internet was invented well before the 90s as it is, it just didn't become widespread until the 90s.
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Mar 27, 2015
Check my post above please.
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Mar 27, 2015
Hehe, the dial-up modems. :D
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Mar 27, 2015
I gave up on this after about 2 or 3 episodes. The enthusiasm in this post and in the comments makes me think maybe I should give it another shot.
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Mar 26, 2015
Yep! Very much looking forward to season 2. Online games, great music playlists, 1.4(?) new cast members, whatever is in store for Joe & Gordon, etc. And of course all the nostalgia and trips down memory lane.
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Mar 27, 2015
I almost died when they were talking how big 500kb was!!! Can't wait for our Recaps and Techsplanations!!!!
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Mar 27, 2015
Yeah, it was huge back then (1985)! It was too big even for a floppy disk! (Well, except those new high-density floppies, but they're expensive and you need to buy a new floppy drive, too. :-)
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Mar 27, 2015
It might even be a mistake talking about that 500 kb just being part of the the backend. There were not that many systems available in those days that could handle more then 500kb of code at, We will have to see what they were using in that house. I am very curious. Those Commodore 64's you see all the time can handle less then 64 kb, most of the IBM compatible's maybe 256 or 512 Kb, so there has to be a mini or mainframe somewhere.

The network they mention probably isn't the LAN as we know it, but the modem bank used to connect all the incoming lines to that mini of mainframe the system is running on. Ever computer in that house that is connected tot that mini probably has a direct line.

But all probably, there were so many options. I do hope we get to see lots of the technical things. It was my hobby and work in those days ....
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Mar 26, 2015
I AM TOTALLY PSYCHED!! When are people going to realize that Donna is the smartest person in the room? I can't wait to get my geek on!
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Mar 26, 2015
So curious about the second season... I don't think they can follow the same routine as the first one, cause this is a show about innovation after all.
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Mar 26, 2015
I am so, so, so glad AMC was willing to give the show another shot. I would have wanted it renewed for the title sequence alone, but it's a great show on top of that. Ah!!
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