Believe it or not, AMC has shows that aren’t about zombies. Halt and Catch Fire is one of those, and now it’s been renewed for a fourth and final season. While the show’s ratings have been in steady decline ever since the first season, it’s also a critical boon for AMC, a network that lost a significant amount of prestige after it lost both Breaking Bad and Mad Men.
Halt and Catch Fire
is also owned exclusively by AMC, which means that any profits the show brings in both during broadcasts and via streaming are not shared with any other companies. The show follows the rise of personal computing in the 1980s in Texas and California, and the people that made it possible.
Series creators Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers said in a statement:
First off, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to have a creative partner in AMC that has nurtured us from new writers into showrunners over these past three seasons. It has been our great privilege to watch the world of Halt and Catch Fire expand and mature in that time, powered by our incredible cast, our exceptional crew, our absurdly talented writers, and our producing partners at Gran Via, all of whom have come to feel like our family. In this fourth and final season, we are excited to end the show on its own terms and to give our story, these characters, and our fans the conclusion they so richly deserve.
Cantwell and Rogers will stay with the series through its fourth season, which will consist of 10 episodes. Halt and Catch Fire has been steadily improving since its first season, and is now one of the most critically acclaimed dramas on television. The season three finale airs tonight, Oct. 11, at 9 p.m. EST.