HBO has made the first episode of tech comedy Silicon Valley available for free on its Youtube channel. Created by Mike Judge (King of the Hill), the series tells the story of six computer programmers who live together and try to make it big in the technology capital of the world.
This marks the fourth new series HBO has premiered in 2014, following heralded crime drama True Detective, low-key dramedy Looking, and show business comedy Doll & Em, as the network looks to replenish its ranks. There’s been a lot of movement at HBO in recent months with notable comedy cancellations (Family Tree, Hello Ladies) and several dramas ending within the same year (Treme, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom, True Blood) and the network still has at least one more new show to premiere this year in Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers.
Silicon Valley stars Thomas Middleditch (Trophy Wife), T. J. Miller (The Goodwin Games), Zach Woods (The Office), Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin and Bash), and Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks).
Silicon Valley airs Sundays at 10:00 on HBO.
What did you think about the series premiere of Silicon Valley? Will the show be able to find an audience following Game of Thrones? Is this the Next Great HBO Comedy?