Published On: Thu, Mar 13th, 2014

HBO debuts original comedy series Silicon Valley

The new HBO original comedy series premieres on April 6th in the Caribbean,
simultaneously with the United States

hbo_hdtvMIAMI – HBO Latin America announced the premiere of the new original comedy series Silicon Valley on April 6th in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States. Created by Mike Judge, the series is set in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

The eight-episode comedy takes an irreverent look at the new world of technology, a land with big ideas and even bigger egos. Silicon Valley charts the rising fortunes of Richard (Thomas Middleditch), an introverted computer programmer who lives in a Hacker Hostel start-up incubator along with his friends Big Head (Josh Brener), Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), and Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani). These social misfits live under the watch of Erlich (T.J. Miller), a dotcom millionaire who lets them stay in his house for free – as long as he gets a 10% stake in their projects.

Stuck working part-time at a large tech company called Hooli, Richard’s obscure website, Pied Piper, seems to be going nowhere fast. But when two competing executives learn of the site’s novel compression algorithm, Richard finds himself caught in the middle of an extreme bidding war between Hooli founder Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) and independent billionaire venture capitalist Peter Gregory (Christopher Evan Welch).

Through season one, Richard and his band of merry programmers struggle to launch their own company, facing the many challenges of being entrepreneurs (creating a business plan, delegating work, picking a logo, etc.). While the companies on the show, like Hooli, are fictitious, the series aims for verisimilitude, featuring real-world businesses and industry events. Creator Mike Judge was partially inspired by his own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s.

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.

Silicon Valley was created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky; executive produced by Mike Judge, Alec Berg, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg and Tom  Lassally; and produced by Jim Kleverweis and Chrisann Verges.

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