AMC's Halt and Catch Fire to Premiere June 1

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It's official, AMC announced the premiere date for its new series Halt and Catch Fire,the drama set during the PC boom in Dallas. The show will debut Sunday, June 1 at 9 p.m. CST.

The show takes place in the early 1980's and tells the story of the race to build a world-changing computer with a cast that includes Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé and Toby Huss. The 10-episode series was co-created by Plano native Chris Cantwell and produced by some of the people behind the hit show Breaking Bad.

If you're at SXSW this week, you can catch the world debut Saturday at 11 a.m. at the AMC Theater.

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