Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis and Butt-Head, 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 6th (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 (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), Zach Woods (The Office), Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash, Portlandia), Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Party Down), Josh Brener (Glory Daze, The Internship), Christopher Evan Welch and Amanda Crew (Jobs). Matt Ross (Magic City," HBO's Big Love) guest stars.
Richard (Thomas Middleditch) is an introverted computer programmer living in the Hacker Hostel start-up incubator along with his best friend, Big Head (Josh Brener), pompous Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) and dry-witted Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani). These social Misfits live under the watch of Erlich (T.J. 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.
The writers are Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Clay Tarver, Dan O'Keefe, John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, Ron Weiner, Carson D. Mell, Jessica Gao and Matteo Borghese & Rob Turbovsky.
Silicon Valley was created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky; executive producers, Mike Judge, Alec Berg, John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally and Scott Rudin.