Thursday, April 9, 2015

'Halt and Catch Fire' is now on Netflix; catch up before local comedian Nick Pupo joins the cast May 31

Posted By on Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 11:49 AM

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Halt and Catch Fire
, AMC's show about the PC clone industry of the 1980s, has hit Netflix in advance of the premiere of its second season on May 31. Though the first season got good reviews, ratings were, well, iffy, leading AMC to hold fans in suspense for months about the future of the show until it was finally decided to renew it. Hopefully, AMC will see an uptick in ratings this season, particularly in Orlando, as local comedian Nick Pupo has been added to the cast as a supporting character. (Here's an interview we did with him about hecklers.)

Pupo plays one of the many young programmers hired by a software company to run a multi-user dungeon (MUD), sort of a text-based progenitor of modern-day MMORPGs like World of Warcraft. You can see him here in a clip from the new season that boasts an impressive 5-minute long tracking shot. The new season premieres on AMC at 10 p.m. Sunday, May 31.


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