Anna Chlumsky Halt Catch Fire

Veep's Anna Chlumsky Leaps to AMC for Halt and Catch Fire's Final Season

AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire has cast its vote for Anna Chlumsky, enlisting Veep‘s four-time Emmy nominee to fill an “integral” Season 4 role.

During the AMC drama’s farewell run, Chlumsky will play what is described as the “crucial role” of Dr. Katie Herman, Chief Ontologist.

Chlumsky’s Halt gig is not expected to impact her involvement in Veep‘s recently commissioned seventh season.

“From Day 1 on set, Anna has brought a wonderful new energy to the show, that both complements and somehow even further elevates the work of our core ensemble,” Halt co-creator Christopher C. Rogers said in a statement. “Anna brings a remarkable depth of personal experience and intention to this role, and we feel incredibly lucky to add an actress of her caliber to our palette even as we bring the series-long story of Halt and Catch Fire to a close.”

“We are huge fans of Anna,” added co-creator Christopher Cantwell. “She’s transformed the character of Katie into something truly special, and it’s quite a privilege to have such incredible talent bring this integral role to life.”

During its final season, Halt and Catch Fire — which stars Lee Pace, Mackenzie Davis, Scoot McNairy, Kerry Bishé and Toby Huss — will find its characters navigating the early days of the Internet as they search for answers, both personally and professionally, while the competitive nature of the tech world continues to grow and affect their relationships.

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  1. Jeff Dodge says:

    Does anyone know when this show is actually coming back? I thought it was this summer. Maybe it’s in the fall.

  2. Wordsmith says:

    I’ve seen plenty of oncologists on TV, but never an ontologist, as far as I can remember. Does she spend her days examining the fundamental nature of existence and causality?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Press release says “Chief Ontologist.” But with gazelles.

      • Wordsmith says:

        I forgot that ontology has a different meaning in computer science than it does in philosophy, so it actually makes sense.
        As opposed to the gazelles, which will probably appear totally random to anybody who isn’t the two of us.

    • Jason says:

      In computer science, an Ontologist has a more specific purpose apart from the purely philosophical meaning.

  3. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting news! Looking forward to see her on the final season of the show!