Halt and Catch Fire could continue for “many more seasons”, according to showrunner Jonathan Lisco.
The AMC computer series returns for its second season this Sunday, but Lisco believes the show can go much further and quipped that the 80s-era drama could even overtake the present day time period if given a seven-season run, per THR:
We’re grateful to our loyal audience and if they continue to support us, hopefully we’ll get to do many more seasons of the show. By season seven, we have a joke in the writers’ room that it’ll be 2020 and we will do a show that is set in a time period that surpasses a time that we’re currently in. Anything is fair game.
With an eye on the future, the show will undergo a reboot of sorts in Season 2, Lisco explains:
Globally speaking, we intend to approach the show much as we did last season. In other words, a strong evolving technology story will be the “spine” of the next 10 episodes in season two. But the real story will be the emotional and psychological journeys of Joe (Pace), Cameron (Mackenzie Davis), Gordon (Scoot McNairy) and Donna (Kelly Bishe). And this season, Toby Huss‘ character Bosworth, who this season we intend to make a fuller, more dynamic member of our ensemble.
We feel like we did a lot of things well in the first season, but we heard people’s notes that it felt like it moved a little too slowly at first or took a few episodes to find its footing. This is why this season we’ve really concentrated on — without sacrificing any of the psychological or emotional depth — parachuting in. Season two will focus on the early Internet — the proto-Internet — through Mutiny, which is the name of the company that Cameron and Donna will be running. So season two is going to be highlighting not only start-up culture, but also the formidable female entrepreneurs, Cameron and Donna, who are running this company.