AMC Sets Premiere Date for Halt and Catch Fire Season 3

AMC announced today that critically acclaimed drama series Halt and Catch Fire will return for Season 3 on Tuesday, August 23 at 9/8c with two back-to-back episodes. New episodes will then air weekly in the show's regular Tuesday at 10/9c timeslot beginning August 30.

The third season picks up in March 1986, as Mutiny has left Texas for the big leagues of Silicon Valley. Founders Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) and Donna Clark (Kerry Bishé) search for the idea that will launch Mutiny as a player, but new collaborators test their partnership. Meanwhile, Gordon (Scoot McNairy) struggles to find a place within his wife’s company as Joe McMillan (Lee Pace) builds upon his empire, reinventing himself with a bold play that shocks the Valley and sends him back into the lives of his old partners.

“Following last season’s critical reception, we believe that Season 3 is poised to take our show to the next level,"showrunners and executive producers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers said in a statement. "Season 3 is about the perils of a promising young company striving to join the ranks of the winners whose names still define the competitive landscape of Silicon Valley. Whereas Mutiny was once a rag-tag group of young coders full of limitless potential, the company now finds itself squarely in its adolescence, striving for corporate adulthood in a strange land where its future is far from guaranteed.”

The series, executive-produced by Breaking Bad's Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, also stars Toby Huss as John Bosworth. Season 3 will also features Annabeth Gish as Diane Gould, a seasoned Silicon Valley venture capitalist, and Manish Dayal as Ryan Ray, a talented and ambitious programmer, in recurring roles.

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Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe, Kerry Bishe as Donna Clark - Halt and Catch Fire _ Season 3, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Tina Rowden/AMC

Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark - Halt and Catch Fire _ Season 3, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Tina Rowden/AMC

Toby Huss as John Bosworth - Halt and Catch Fire _ Season 3, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Tina Rowden/AMC