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Halt and Catch Fire's third season will premiere on August 23rd

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Halt and Catch Fire, AMC's consistently entertaining, detail-obsessive '80s period drama, will return for its third season on August 23rd. The season's first two episodes will air back-to-back beginning at 9PM ET.

Stop, drop, and catch fire

Halt and Catch Fire's third season will see the show moving from Texas to Silicon Valley for its 10-episode run. Last season, the series largely followed Cameron and Donna's attempts to get their online games company, Mutiny, off the ground. Although the show sometimes seemed uncomfortable in the startup world, given the first season's exploration of the slightly stodgier Cardiff Electric, it remained innovative and well-crafted.

"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," showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers said in a statement. "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."