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Where is SILICON VALLEY? – On HBO in April

By Jef Dinsmore on Jan 10, 2014 to Silicon Valley

Sunday, 04.06.14 at 10:30pm ET SiliconValley_firstlook

 We were beginning to wonder about this comedy. Now we have our answer. HBOWatch first reported on it back in 12.12 and fourteen months later it will be a part of HBO’s Sunday nights. The official notification goes like this –

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 humor to HBO in the new comedy series SILICON VALLEY. Partially inspired by Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, the show kicks off its eight-episode season SUNDAY, APRIL 6 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT).

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”), Zach Woods (“In the Loop,” “The Office”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Franklin & Bash,” “Portlandia”), Martin Starr (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Party Down”), Josh Brener (“Glory Daze,” “The Internship”), Christopher Evan Welch (“The Master,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) and Amanda Crew (“Jobs,” “Charlie St. Cloud”). Matt Ross (“Magic City,” HBO’s BIG LOVE) guest stars.

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, realize the value of the site’s search algorithm, a bidding war erupts between Belson and Gregory, with Richard caught in the middle. 

.Mike Judge directs four of the episodes; also directing are Alec Berg (HBO’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM), Tricia Brock (HBO’s People_MikeJudgeGIRLS) and Maggie Carey (“The To Do List”). The writers are Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Clay Tarver, Dan O’Keefe, John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, Ron Weiner, Carson Mell, Jessica Gao and Matteo Borghese & Rob Turbovsky

SILICON VALLEY was created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky; executive producers, MikeJudge, Alec Berg, John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally and Scott Rudin; producers, Jim Kleverweis and Chrisann Verges.

The plot sounds a bit wordy now, but you can be sure HBOWatch will break it all down and give more detail as the show approaches.

  • purplekid

    agree with you totally. the plot written above doesn’t really sell it, but we all know what Mike Judge is capable of when he puts his mind to it, so I will definitely check this one out! (….let’s just hope it’s more of a beavis & butt-head than king of the hill though, eh?) ….Y’all know exactly what I’m talking about!! lol. in all fairness though, there was one or two interesting concepts mentioned above that did intrigue me though (ie: the computer algorithm net war thing) so should be interesting to see what Mike Judge does with that, when he puts his own humourous spin on it! definitely will be keeping my eye out for this series coming out! let’s just hope they make a great job of it!!

  • I’m not sure what to think of this, the premise doesn’t sound all that interesting, but then Mike Judge, so who knows. I guess I’ll have to check it out one way or another!

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