Halt and Catch Fire boss Jonathan Lisco has confirmed plans for Season 3, but admits the show has an uncertain future.
Halt and Catch Fire wrapped its second season on August 2 with a measure of closure but room for continuation.
Speaking to THR, Lisco revealed that the major beats of Season 3 have been mapped out but, perhaps ominously, AMC has yet to request a pitch meeting:
[Co-creators] Chris [Rogers], Chris [Cantwell] and I have bounced around ideas around for season three a couple of major times. We have some pretty cool tentpole ideas for where we’d go in season three. We have not formally pitched it to the network, largely because they haven’t asked, and if we’re given more time to hone it, we’ll take it. We’re definitely not staring at each other wondering what’s going to happen next.
On the odds of Season 3 happening:
The only inkling we have that there’s going to be Season 3 is that consistently across the board, AMC has been pleased and extremely supportive of the show. That bodes well in my opinion. The critical reviews are going to help. But honestly, we don’t have any concrete sense of what they’re going to do.
If Season 2 is to be the last in the series, Lisco believes Halt‘s story will have provided a “satisfying arc”, but believes there’s much more story left to tell:
We did not write it as a series finale per se. But as I did with the last episode ever of Southland, which I did write, I wanted to make sure that if the show ends, viewers who were loyal to the series would have a satisfying arc and journey. If fate turns against us, and the show is canceled, I guess you could perceive it as an episode that concludes the two seasons. But we have so much more in store, so I hope it’s not the case, especially for Joe, Donna (Kerry Bishe), Gordon and Cameron.