Sky Atlantic acquires new HBO comedy ‘Silicon Valley’

HBO series ‘Silicon Valley’ coming to Sky Atlantic this Summer

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Sky Atlantic has acquired the rights to air new 8-part HBO comedy series Silicon Valley

Created by Mike Judge (Beavis & Butthead), John Altschuler & Dave Krisby, the Comedy is inspired by Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980’s.

The series takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush and is described as ‘Entourage for Geeks’.

Thomas Middleditch (The Office) stars as Richard, an introverted computer programmer living in the Hacker Hostel start-up incubator along with his best friends, Big Head (Josh BrenerThe Big Bang Theory), pompous Gilfoyle (Martin StarrKnocked Up) and dry-witted Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani).

These social misfits live under the watch of Erlich (T.J. 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 a billionaire venture capitalist, Richard seems destined to remain at his job at the tech company forever. However, when the head of operations realises the value of the site’s compression algorithm, a bidding war erupts leaving Richard caught in the middle.

Mike Judge directs four of the eight episodes; Alec Berg directs two episodes; Tricia Brock (Girls) and Maggie Carey (The To Do List) also direct.

The writers are Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Clay Tarver, Dan O’Keefe, John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, Ron Weiner, Carson Mell, Jessica Gao and Matteo Borghese & Rob Turbovsky.

Silicon Valley will air exclusively on Sky Atlantic HD this summer.