When word spread that Mike Judge, creator of beloved works like Office Space, Beavis and Butthead, and King of the Hill, was making a sitcom at HBO it instantly became one of the most anticipated debuts of the year. Now, the first look at the series has arrived. As the title suggests, Silicon Valley will focus on the Californian hub where tech startups and billion dollar ideas are created, filtered through Judge's specific brand of humor. The cast includes Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Christopher Welch and Amanda Crew.
Here's the official synopsis: "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."
Silicon Valley premieres on HBO on April 6. Watch the trailer above.