Mike Judge, who is best known for being the creator of series like Beavis & Butthead and King of the Hill, as well as the cult classic film Office Space, is set to bring his talents back to the small screen once again. HBO announced that the network will premiere Judge’s new series Silicon Valley on the cable network in April.
Here is a look at the official description of the show courtesy of HBO.
“In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Mike Judge (“Office Space,” “Beavis & Butthead,” “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 this April.”
In the press release issued by HBO, they outline the characters and how the series will play out. Here is a portion of that press release via TV By the Numbers.
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 search algorithm, a bidding war erupts between Belson and Gregory, with Richard caught in the middle.”
Judge is set to direct 4 of the 8 episodes in the initial season.
It has been a while since we have seen Judge on the small screen. The last time was when Beavis & Butthead went off the air for the final time in 2011, and King of the Hill ended in 2010.
He has always been known for his different style of humor, which should fit in perfectly at HBO. If Silicon Valley is anything like his past work, I am sure that we will all be in for a pretty good time.
Honestly, I think the fact that the series is partially based off of Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer makes the entire situation slightly funnier.
Silicon Valley is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, April 6th at 10:30 p.m. on HBO.