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AMC to Film TV Show in Snellville

The cable network will be shooting a new show called "Halt & Catch Fire," starring actors from "The Hobbit," "Argo" and more.

AMC will be filming a television show in Snellville on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, called "Halt and Catch Fire." Credit: Morguefile
AMC will be filming a television show in Snellville on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, called "Halt and Catch Fire." Credit: Morguefile

Move over, "The Walking Dead"; AMC is invading Georgia for another television show this week.

“Halt & Catch Fire,” a new show for the cable network, will be shooting Friday (Jan. 10) in Snellville, complete with a two-car crash scene, according to a news release from the city. 

Show officials say they will be setting up early Friday and will shoot by mid-morning at the intersection of Street Deville and El Dorado Place. There also will be scenes shot at a nearby house in the afternoon and a few scenes after dark.

The TV show's Facebook page also says the crew is looking for extras that day.

Set in the early 1980s, the series reveals the personal computer boom through the eyes of a young engineer and prodigy who takes on corporate competition. Snellville will double as a Texas town – a computer software hotbed known as the “Silicon Prairie.”

City Economic Development Manager Eric Van Otteren said he encourages more TV and movie productions find their way to Snellville to cash in on its Southern charm.

“Movies are money. And they will spend a little while they are here,” Van Otteren said. 

Filming for this episode also is slated to take place at the Atlanta Country Club and other streetscapes downtown. 

The show will star Lee Pace ("The Hobbit," "Lincoln"), Scoot McNairy ("Argo," "12 Years a Slave"), Kerry Bishe ("Argo," "Sex and the City") and Mackenzie Davis ("Smashed," "Breathe In," "That Awkward Moment"). 

According to the "Halt & Catch Fire" Facebook page, the show will air sometime this summer. 

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