NEW YORK — The AMC television network says it is premiering its new series about the early days of personal computing on the social media site Tumblr.

The series, “Halt and Catch Fire,” began as a sneak preview Monday on Tumblr. It will air the first time on AMC on June 1. The series is set in the early 1980s. It follows three people who team up to try to build a computer that will change the future.

In recent weeks, AMC has been holding screenings of the new show at technology companies, including Apple, Twitter, Google, DropBox and, on Monday, Tumblr.