HBO has released the first full trailer for upcoming tech comedy Silicon Valley, created by King of the Hill‘s Mike Judge and John Altschuler. The series tells the story of introverted computer programmer Richard (Thomas Middleditch), who lives in the Hacker Hostel start-up incubator along with several friends and colleagues. The group is attempting to put together a software that will change the world and allow them to fulfill their personal and professional goals, all the while satisfying the dotcom millionaire (T.J. Miller) with a stake in their projects.
Silicon Valley will be the third new series to premiere this year on HBO, which has already debuted crime drama True Detective and gay dramedy Looking. It’s a transitional year for the network, as several of its established shows will be concluding in this calendar year after even more have been outright cancelled (Family Tree, Hello Ladies) in the past few months. Due to the turnover at the network, Silicon Valley might have a decent chance at getting a second season, seeing as how HBO will be replacing some big hitters in 2015 (True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom) and therefore might want to focus on certain quarters/timeslots vs. having to rebuild their entire schedule following their 2014 launches. After Silicon Valley, the fourth and final HBO series premiere of 2014 will be Damon Lindelof’s return to television The Leftovers, a genre drama based on the novel of the same name. That series will premiere this summer alongside the final season of True Blood.
In addition to Middleditch and Miller, Silicon Valley stars Zach Woods (The Office), Kumail Nanjiani (Portlandia), Martin Starr (NTSF: SD: SUV::), Josh Brener (Glory Daze), and Christopher Evan Welch (The Master).
The series premiere of Silicon Valley is set to air Sunday, April 6th at 10:30 on HBO, where it will follow the fourth season premiere of Game of Thrones and the third season premiere of Veep.
Will you be watching Silicon Valley? Do you think the show will fit in with Game of Thrones and Veep? With all the turnover going on at HBO, are the odds of a second season of Silicon Valley greater than they would’ve been otherwise?