PALO ALTO (CBS SF) – With filming in Palo Alto wrapping up, HBO has announced Mike Judge’s new comedic series titled “Silicon Valley” is scheduled to debut on the network Sunday, April 6.
The comedy series is partially inspired by Judge’s own experiences in the late ‘80s as a Silicon Valley engineer. Much like his cult movie classic “Office Space,” a film that satirizes work-life at a fictional software company.
“Silicon Valley” brings together an ensemble of young talented comic actors including Thomas Middleditch (“The Office”), Josh Brener (“The Internship”), Martin Starr (“Freaks and Geeks”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Portlandia”) and T.J. Miller (“Mash Up”).
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 (Christopher Evan Welch), Richard seems destined to remain at his job at the tech company Hooli, founded by the megalomaniacal Gavin Belson (Matt Ross). When Monica (Amanda Crew), Gregory’s head of operations, and Jared (Zach 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.
In addition to “Office Space,” Judge is best known for his animated television series “Beavis & Butthead” and “King of the Hill.”