The first half of the final season of AMC’s Mad Men comes to an abrupt close next Sunday, but fortunately the network has a promising new drama taking its place the following week. Ahead of its official on-air premiere, AMC has made the entire first episode of Halt and Catch Fire available to watch online for free right now. From executive producer/showrunner Jonathan Lisco (Southland), the series takes place in Texas in the early 1980s, during the rise of the PC era. Lee Pace leads the cast as a former IBM executive who recruits an engineer (Scoot McNairy) and a volatile prodigy (Mackenzie Davis) to help him reverse engineer the new IBM PC. The trailers have all looked great so far, and I’m really looking forward to checking out the first season. If you want to get an early peek, now’s your chance.
Hit the jump to watch the premiere episode of Halt and Catch Fire. The show also stars Kerry Bishe and Toby Huss. Halt and Catch Fire premieres on AMC Sunday, June 1st and 10pm ET/PT.