Trentemøller scored the main title theme song for the new and upcoming AMC TV show Halt & Catch Fire, starting June 1st. AMC is one of the leading networks in America that has spawned some of the biggest hit TV series of the 21st century, such as Mad Men and Breaking Bad. The people behind Halt & Catch Fire approached Trentemøller this past winter, with a request to compose a theme that could match the mesmerizing visuals – and now the result will be aired for the first time on Sunday June 1st in the US – and soon after that across the globe.
Halt & Catch Fire is set roughly one year after IBM all but corners the market with the release of its first major product – the IBM PC. In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) plans to reverse engineer the flagship product of his former employer and forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. MacMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a great engineer whose unrealized dreams of creating a revolutionary product have created tension in his marriage to Donna (Kerry Bishé), and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis), a volatile prodigy who puts her future in jeopardy to join MacMillan’s rogue PC project. Halt and Catch Fire thrives on the spirit of innovation and explores what it’s like to stand at the forefront of something world-changing and work towards it, no matter the risk.
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