Matthew Lillard joins Halt and Catch Fire for season 3

We haven’t heard much about the third season of Halt and Catch Fire despite its drastically improved second season. However, along with a recently announced premiere date, Entertainment Weekly reports that Matthew Lillard will be joining the cast in a recurring role when the show returns on August 23rd.

Lillard’s joining the show about the tech industry during a major shift in setting as the characters leave Texas for California. He’ll play a character named Ken Diebold who’s apparently a “slickly dressed, self-assuredly confident, undeniably cool businessman who’s also a key investor in Joe’s (Lee Pace) fledgling software venture.” He’s also described as “1980s with a touch of California, akin to the Golden State’s version of a Wall Street wolf (perhaps with some American Psycho undertones).”

Halt and Catch Fire follows a group of tech-savvy characters trying to make it big during the personal computer revolution of the 1980s. The new 10-episode season of will take place in 1986 as several of the characters begin the next chapter of their careers in Silicon Valley. This follows a season that shifted its focus on the ladies, Cameron and Donna (Mackenzie Davis and Kerry Bishé), who formed a video game company called Mutiny. We also saw Joe’s tumultuous relationship with the Westgroup corporation and Gordon (Scoot McNairy) dealing with his mental health.

Along with Lillard, the series welcomes Annabeth Gish as a venture capitalist and Manish Dayala as a programmer. Season 3 is scheduled to premiere with a special two-hour event.

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