AMC'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES "HALT AND CATCH FIRE" LEAVES TEXAS BEHIND FOR THE BIG LEAGUES OF SILICON VALLEY
SEASON THREE SET TO DEBUT WITH A
TWO-HOUR PREMIERE EVENT ON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
New York - June 30, 2016 - AMC announced today that "Halt and Catch Fire," a series that garnered significant critical acclaim in its second season, 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").
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "Turn: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands, "The Night Manager," "Preacher" and the forthcoming "Feed the Beast," "The Son" and "The Terror." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men" and the upcoming "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.