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Halt and Catch Fire's third season heads to Silicon Valley in August

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The third season of Halt and Catch Fire, AMC's acclaimed drama about the early days of the modern computing industry, will debut Aug. 23, the network announced today.

AMC will air a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. ET/PT that day. The rest of the season will air in the show's regular time slot, 10 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesdays, starting Aug. 30. Season 3 will run for 10 episodes, just like seasons 1 and 2.

The third season of Halt and Catch Fire begins in March 1986, with Donna Clark and Cameron Howe having moved their networked gaming and chat startup, Mutiny, from Texas to Silicon Valley. Here's a synopsis from AMC:

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.

"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," said Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, the creators and new showrunners of Halt and Catch Fire, in a press release. "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 first two seasons of Halt and Catch Fire are available to stream from Netflix. For more, see why we named the show as one of TV's best in 2015.