HBO has released the first trailer for Mike Judge's hilarious looking new comedy series Silicon Valley. Judge is the man behind TV shows such as Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill, and the classic comedy Office Space. I like Judge's sense of humor and directing style. I think this new series will be entertaining.
The series is a half-hour show that will have eight-episodes in its first season. The story focuses on "various techies and their startup sundries, all of whom live in the home a dotcom millionaire offering free accommodations in exchange for a 10-percent stake in each person's startup."
One of the characters, described as an introverted computer programmer, manages to entice a bidding war over his search algorithm, which seems to be the focus of the first season. The show, by all accounts, is rather merciless in its focus on Silicon Valley and all it entails, both in reality and in stereotype, and is based in part on Judge's own past experience.
The series is set to debut on April 6th, and it stars Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Amanda Crew, Zack Woods, Matt Ross, T.J Miller, and Christopher Evan Welch.