Airdate: Silicon Valley

2014-03-13_2309Do we blame Mark Zuckerberg for this one?

Next month the Comedy Channel fast-tracks its first HBO title, new series Silicon Valley from Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill).

In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill) brings his irreverent brand of humour to the new comedy series Silicon Valley. Partially inspired by Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s, the show from HBO kicks off its eight-episode season exclusively on The Comedy Channel, Wednesdays from April 9 at 8.30pm Express from the US.

Silicon Valley features a talented ensemble of young comic actors. Cast regulars include Thomas Middleditch (Search Party, The Office), T.J. Miller (Mash Up, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), Kumail Nanjiani (Burning Love, Franklin & Bash, Portlandia), Zach Woods (In the Loop, The Office), Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Party Down, This Is The End), Josh Brener (Glory Daze, The Internship), Christopher Evan Welch (The Master, Vicky Cristina Barcelona), and Amanda Crew (Jobs, Charlie St. Cloud). Guest starring Matt Ross (Magic City, Big Love).

Richard (Middleditch) is an introverted computer programmer living in the Hacker Hostel start-up incubator along with his best friend, Big Head (Brener), pompous Gilfoyle (Starr) and dry-witted Dinesh (Nanjiani). These social misfits live under the watch of Erlich (Miller), a self-satisfied dotcom millionaire who lets them stay in his house for free – as long as he gets a ten percent stake in their projects.

After a failed pitch to billionaire venture capitalist Peter Gregory (Welch), Richard seems destined to remain at his job at the tech company Hooli, founded by the megalomaniacal Gavin Belson (Ross). When Monica (Crew), Gregory’s head of operations, and Jared (Woods), a Hooli executive, realise the value of the site’s search algorithm, a bidding war erupts between Belson and Gregory, with Richard caught in the middle.

Silicon Valley was created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. Mike Judge directs four of the episodes; also directing are Alec Berg (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Tricia Brock (GIRLS) and Maggie Carey (The To Do List). The writers are Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Clay Tarver, Dan O’Keefe, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, Ron Weiner, Carson Mell, Jessica Gao and Matteo Borghese and Rob Turbovsky.

Silicon Valley will be the first Express from the US series from HBO on The Comedy Channel. The show is set to be a smash hit receiving rave reviews from US television critics.

Wednesdays from April 9 at 8.30pm on The Comedy Channel.
Sneak Peek: Silicon Valley: The Making Of Sunday April 6 at 7.30pm.

2 Comments:

  1. The trailer looks boring. They showed a draft cut of the pilot in SV and it got good mentions though.

    A hit for HBO is just something that keeps people paying subs. Their best shows usually build an audience by S3. Girls ratings have rised to only 1m, but it generates a lot of chatter on the interweb and got a 4th season.

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