I have always highly enjoyed Mike Judge’s work, from Beavis and Butthead to Idiocracy. I even really liked Extract, although many would call that a mistake. So I’m pretty excited for Silicon Valley on HBO and this trailer does not disappoint. It is certainly heavy on the tease portion though.
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 compression algorithm, a bidding war erupts between Belson and Gregory, with Richard caught in the middle.
Luckily April 6th is only a few short weeks away and that also means Game of Thrones will be back. Mad Men is going to be back then too. Shit, it’s going to be a busy time for TV.
(Via HBO / The Verge)