Over the course of the last 30 years, Mike Judge has gone from a Hollywood outsider from Texas to one of the most powerful names in comedic television. He burst onto the scene in the early 90s with the classic MTV series Beavis and Butthead before jumping to Fox in the latter half of the decade to create King of the Hill.
Since then he’s focused on live action film with movies like Office Space and Extract to his credit and now he’s back in the television game. Judge’s new series, Silicon Valley, premiered last night on HBO following the season four premiere of Game of Thrones and it was a welcomed return for Judge.
Here’s a synopsis for what the new HBO series Silicon Valley is all about:
In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A comedy partially inspired by Mike Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s.
And here’s the first episode of the new series:
Many are hoping that the series will stick and HBO has a track history of sticking our series until they do. Judge has an excellent past when it comes to creating hits and so far Silicon Valley looks the part of being his next.