AMC Network Summer 2014 New and Returning Series: 'Halt and Catch Fire' and 'Hell on Wheels'

The summer on AMC is highlighted by new series, Halt and Catch Fire and the fourth season of Hell on Wheels. Find out more below:

NEW SERIES

Halt and Catch Fire – Premieres June 1, 2014
From AMC Studios, Halt and Catch Fire captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which an unlikely trio — a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy — take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it. While charting the changing culture of Texas' Silicon Prairie, tensions build within the group as they attempt to navigate the thin line between visionary and fraud, genius and delusion, and as their drive to do something that matters runs up against their ability to truly innovate.

The 10-episode series is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers and executive produced by showrunner Jonathan Lisco and Gran Via Productions’s Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.

The series stars Lee Pace (Lincoln, Pushing Daisies) as Joe McMillan, Scoot McNairy (Argo) as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis (Smashed) as Cameron Howe, Kerry Bishé (Argo, Red State) as Donna Clark, Toby Huss (Cowboys & Aliens) as John Bosworth and David Wilson Barnes (The Bourne Legacy, You Don’t Know Jack) as Dave Butler.


RETURNING SERIES

Hell on Wheels – Season Four Premieres Summer 2014
Last season of Hell on Wheels found Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) leaving his vengeance-seeking behind and investing in the new American landscape. The season took place during the third year of the building of the transcontinental railroad, and the beginnings of big business, big religion, and the new role of Wall Street in the White House. Bohannon contended with racism, greed and murder as he single-mindedly lead the Union Pacific in its race across the country against the Central Pacific Railroad. The high stakes corporate race, the environmental costs and degradation of the native peoples' way of life are themes that resonate deeply in today's America.

Hell on Wheels also stars Colm Meaney as Thomas “doc” Durant, a greedy entrepreneur taking full advantage of the changing times, and musician/actor Common as Elam Ferguson, an emancipated slave working to achieve true freedom in a world entrenched in prejudice.

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