AMC announced today that the popular series “Halt and Catch Fire” will return for season three on Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes.
New episodes will air in the series’ regular time slot of Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT beginning Tuesday, August 30. In the third season, which picks up in March 1986, Mutiny leaves 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. 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. In addition to Pace, McNairy, Bishé, Davis and Toby Huss as John Bosworth, the third season 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.
“Following last season’s critical reception, we believe that season three is poised to take our show to the next level. While a strong, evolving technology narrative will continue to drive these next ten episodes, the real story remains the emotional and psychological journeys of Joe, Cameron, Gordon, Donna, and Bosworth,” said showrunners and executive producers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers. “If season one was a tale of the corporate boardroom and season two chronicled a start-up, season three 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.”
From AMC Studios, “Halt and Catch Fire” captures the rise of the PC era in the 1980s, focused on four main characters attempting to innovate against the changing backdrop of technology. The series was created by showrunners Cantwell and Rogers and is executive produced by Cantwell, Rogers and Gran Via Productions’ Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad,” “Rectify,” Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (“Breaking Bad,” “Rectify”).