AMC has released its first teaser for “Halt and Catch Fire,” its 1980s-set drama about the personal computing revolution starring Lee Pace.
Pace (“Pushing Daisies,” “The Hobbit”) plays Joe MacMillan, a former IBM executive who wants his current company to get into the PC game a year after IBM released its first home machine. He enlists engineer Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy) and programming whiz kid Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) to help with his project.
The series also stars Kerry Bishe as Clark’s wife — she and McNairy also played a married couple in “Argo” — and Toby Huss.
The show’s title, incidentally, is a reference to a bit of computer machine code that forces the unit to stop working.
“Halt and Catch Fire” is set to premiere June 1 on AMC.