AMC Greenlights Drama About 1980s PC Boom

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AMC ordered two scripted drama pilots Tuesday, one of which will embellish the 1980s personal computing boom. Halt & Catch Fire will tell the tech story "through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time."

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Breaking Bad executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein will serve similar roles for the show's production, which begins in 2013. Chris Cantwell and Chris Rodgers created Halt & Catch Fire.

The show is set in Texas' Silicon Prairie and its characters "will be challenged by greed and ego."

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AMC also ordered production for Turn, which will focus on a New York farmer's attempt to rally friends and transform them into spies in 1778 during the Revolutionary War.

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