AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ FX ‘Tyrant’ Renewed for Third Seasons
The age of “Peak TV” (yes, we’re sick of that phrase too) leaves any number of compelling dramas in the dust, even after lavish critical praise. Thankfully, AMC computer drama Halt and Catch Fire has eked its way to a third season in 2016, joined by FX Middle East thriller Tyrant. Which … you know. Sure.
AMC unexpectedly confirmed the 10-episode order for its Lee Pace-Scoot McNairy-Mackenzie Davis drama, albeit with a caveat of new showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers (themselves co-creators and writers), replacing executive producer Jonathan Lisco. Intriguingly, AMC programming chief Joel Stillerman invoked the success of both Walking Dead branches as allowing them to nurture ratings-deficient series.
Meanwhile over at FX, Tyrant will similarly return for a third season of 10 episodes at some point in 2016. Says FX boss Eric Schrier of the news:
Tyrant’s second season took the show to a new level thanks to the skill and direction of Howard, Chris and Glenn and their creative team, the exceptional cast and a story steeped in family, loyalty and intrigue. We look forward to the next chapter and a sensational third season of Tyrant.
Halt and Catch Fire may garner significantly more praise than Tyrant, but should TV fans count themselves lucky either will return for third seasons next year?