AMC's 'The Walking Dead' season 4 finale was a big night in more ways than one, especially in terms of sneak peeks at upcoming shows and movies. Aside from new looks at 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and 'Transformers: Age of Extinction,' viewers also got to see the first trailer for the network's new original series 'Halt and Catch Fire,' which stars 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'The Hobbit' actor Lee Pace.
Halt & Catch Fire
AMC hasn't been shy with its upcoming drama addition 'Turn,' though we haven't seen very much of its other major 2014 offering 'Halt & Catch Fire,' starring 'Guardians of the Galaxy''s Lee Pace as a pioneer of the computer revolution. Good news! The network has officially set a June premiere for the drama, but opted not to move forward with 'Walking Dead' star David Morrisey's new series, 'Line of Sight.'
AMC recently played quite a hand in extending its relevance post-'Breaking Bad,' first greenlighting prequel spinoff 'Better Call Saul,' followed by a 'Walking Dead' companion series for 2015 and a 'Mad Men' final-season split, but now its newest cards are on the table. Revolutionary war drama 'Turn' and computer-development piece 'Halt & Catch Fire' have released their first photos, so how does AMC's future look?
If we were ever wondering what AMC would do after 'Breaking Bad' (which is scheduled for its ultimate end this summer), and 'Mad Men' (which is likely to follow next year) leave the network, our answer has arrived. AMC has officially announced series pickups for forthcoming Revolutionary War drama 'Turn,' and '80s-set "Silicon Prairie" drama 'Halt & Catch Fire,' starring 'Guardians of the Galaxy''s Lee Pace.
While 'The Walking Dead' will shamble on for years to come and both 'Breaking Bad' and 'Mad Men' still have some life in them yet, 'Hell On Wheels' remains halted on the tracks and it's no secret that AMC is going to need some new buzz-worthy programming to keep its current acclaim. Who better to come to the rescue then, than 'Breaking Bad's own producer Melissa Bernstein with '80s "Silicon Prairie" drama 'Halt & Catch Fire?' And who needs 'Hell On Wheels' when you have Revolutionary War drama 'Turn!' Details on AMC's latest inside!