AMC fans should be delighted with the news coming out of the network today.
Better Call Saul was renewed for a fourth season, coming off a very hot Season 3 that has many believing it's equal to if not better than its predecessor, Breaking Bad.
The network also scheduled a date for the end run of Halt and Catch Fire.
AMC today announced that it has ordered a fourth season of the critically acclaimed drama Better Call Saul. The Breaking Bad prequel recently concluded its third season on AMC as the third highest-rated drama on cable among adults 25-54.
The third season averaged 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2 million adults 25-54 in Nielsen live+3 ratings. Better Call Saul will return to the network with 10 new episodes in 2018.
“Supporting artists we respect and admire; delivering truly outstanding character development and nuanced dramatic twists and turns; continuing a legacy of bold creative choices; loving writing that is the best in the business: Truly, ‘S’all good, man’” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.
“Congratulations to Vince, Peter, Bob and everyone involved with Better Call Saul. Bring on season four!"
The season three finale of Better Call Saul on June 19 delivered 3.7 million total viewers, including 1.9 million adults 25-54 and 1.7 million adults 18-49 in Nielsen live+3 ratings.
AMC is currently home to four out of the top five dramas on cable for 2017, The Walking Dead at #1, Fear the Walking Dead at #2, Better Call Saul at #3 and Into the Badlands at #5.
AMC announced today that Halt and Catch Fire will begin its fourth and final season with a two-hour premiere on August 19th at 9/8c. The series, created by executive producers and co-showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, chronicles the tech industry and the birth of the Internet in the 1980s and early 1990s.
The final season of the series will see our cast of characters navigating the early days of the Internet and web browsers, pondering their destinies both personally and professionally, while the competitive nature of the tech world continues to complicate and affect their relationships.
"Six years ago, Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers shared their vision for Halt and Catch Fire and it has been a privilege to help them bring Halt to life, and to grow alongside them as we all dove into the project," said Charlie Collier, President of AMC, AMC Studios and SundanceTV.
"The Chrises, as we affectionately refer to them, are the personification of what so many of us love about our roles at AMC. They are smart, talented, creative people with whom we shared trust, crafting characters and stories that have engaged passionate fans.
"And, that the stories of Joe, Cameron, Gordon, Donna and Bos also dove deeply into specific creator's journeys only made the experience with Chris and Chris all the more personal and satisfying. I’m thrilled that fans will enjoy a proper conclusion to the Halt and Catch Fire story.
"Fans will appreciate that, as it turns out, that first pilot script was very much the thing that got us to the thing."
“Six years ago, AMC bet on a passion project and the two untested young guys behind it. As a consequence, we’ve been allowed to take the creative journey of our lives and tell a story that, over four seasons, became something greater than the sum of its parts,” said co-creators and executive producers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers.
“At its core, Halt and Catch Fire has always been about how people who make things put themselves into the things they create. Alongside our exceptional cast, writing staff, producers and network partners, we couldn’t be more excited to share these final ten episodes of this beautiful thing we all made together.”
Halt and Catch Fire stars Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan, Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe, Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark, Kerry Bishé as Donna Clark and Toby Huss as John Bosworth.
AMC recently announced that actress Anna Chlumsky (Veep) will be appearing in “Halt and Catch Fire as Dr. Katie Herman, Chief Ontologist – a crucial role in this season's central business ventures.
AMC previously announced that their newest series Loaded will premiere on Monday, July 17th at 10/9c following an all new episode of Preacher.
The eight-episode original tells the story of four tech entrepreneurs and childhood friends who, on the heels of selling their gaming company, become multi-millionaires and are forced to deal with the pitfalls that come with being an overnight success.
Based on Keshet International’s award-winning series Mesudarim created by Muli Segev and Assaf Harel, Loaded is executive produced by Kate Norrish and Polly Leys for Hillbilly.
Television (The Level); Howard Burch, Avi Nir, Segev and Harel for Keshet and Jon Brown (Fresh Meat, Veep); with Charlie Leech (The Wrong Mans) as producer. The series is co-production between AMC, Channel 4, Hillbilly Television, and Keshet UK.
The series stars Jim Howick (The Aliens, Yonderland, Horrible Histories), Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Doctor Who, Trollied), Jonny Sweet (Babylon, Together, Him & Her), Nick Helm (Uncle, Funny Valentines) and Mary McCormack (The West Wing, In Plain Sight, The Newsroom).
Loaded centers around the lives of Josh (Howick), Leon (Anderson), Ewan (Sweet) and Watto (Helm) who have just sold their start up videogame company Idyl Hands to Casey (McCormack) for millions, and overnight their lives change drastically.
The four 30-somethings must answer to their high powered, no-bullshit boss Casey and are suddenly transformed from “people who play games” to “serious players in the game.” Amid a raging hurricane of money, excess, and “Millionaire guilt,”
Loaded is about friendship, gluttony, ambition, and how money can put even life-long relationships to the test.
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