AMC has released a trailer for the fourth and final season of their period drama Halt and Catch Fire, which will premiere on the network later this summer.
The series premiered in the summer of 2014 and follows a group of workers in the tech industry during the rise of the computer and the Internet in the 1980s and early 1990s. The series was created by Chris Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers and stars acclaimed character actors like Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit trilogy), Scoot McNairy (Argo, Gone Girl) and MacKenzie Davis (The Martian, the upcoming Blade Runner 2049). Cantwell and Rogers took over as showrunners in season three and were able to plan out a course for the series to end on its own terms in this fourth season.
The ten episode final season, which will premiere on Saturday, August 19th at 9 PM EST, will focus on how the characters react to the early days of the Internet and web browsers, as this revolutionary new invention took the world of technology development as we know it. The trailer for the season recaps how far the characters have come in the four seasons, showing them building their tech and relationships from the ground up. Season 4 is sure to be a test towards both of those aspects of the show, as the thirty second teaser hints at but holds back on actually showing.
As part of a statement by President of AMC Charlie Collier, the network praises the cast and crew on their tremendous four season work and the progress that the show has made over the years:
"Six years ago, Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers shared their vision for 'Halt and Catch Fire' and it has been a privilege to help them bring Halt to life, and to grow alongside them as we all dove into the project."
Besides the main three recognizable names in the cast, the show rounds out its primary cast with actors Kerry Bishé and Toby Huss. AMC has announced that Veep co-star Anna Chlumsky will be joining the cast of season four in a pivotal role.
Halt and Catch Fire is one of the rare television shows to survive "good not great" reviews and ratings and gradually improve as the series progressed. The second season was considered by many to be a more accommodating and drastically more exciting improvement over the first, while the third is considered to be the finest season for the show yet. It'll be interesting to see if the fourth season can satisfyingly continue the progress that Halt and Catch Fire has made throughout its run.