For those who think AMC’s Preacher has been a slow burn, meet Halt and Catch Fire (or perhaps even worse, Turn: Washington’s Spies). AMC series have a habit of starting off at a glacial pace, which is a difficult thing to ask of viewers who have literally hundreds of other options. Sometimes an investment is worth it, though, and Halt and Catch Fire (which also happens to suffer from a terrible title) is one that vastly improved in its second season. For Season 3, things are getting another big change up: the advent of Silicon Valley.
Leaving their homebase of Texas in March of 1986, Cameron (Mackenzie Davis) and Donna (Kerry Bishé) are seeking out an idea that will take Mutiny to the next level, but new collaborators will put a strain on their relationship. Gordon (Scott McNairy) continues to be a wet blanket, and struggles when it comes to finding his place within Mutiny, while Joe (Lee Pace) is reinventing himself in a way that will put him back on top. From the look of these new images, he’s getting somewhat Steve Jobs-y …
The core cast, including Toby Huss, will also be joined by Annabeth Gish as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, and Ryan Ray as “a talented and ambitious programmer,” according to AMC. Showrunners and executive producers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers also said,
“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. 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.”
The series will also return with a two-hour premiere Tuesday, August 23rd at 9 p.m. ET before settling into its regular Tuesday timeslot at 10 p.m. ET. For more fall premiere dates, check out of TV Premiere Calendar.