Cross “The Big Bang Theory” with “Entourage” and the “Social Network” and sprinkle in the satire of “Office Space,” and you’ve got a pretty good blueprint for the ambitions for HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”
The first trailer for the upcoming comedy, which was created by “Office Space” and “Beavis & Butthead” impresario Mike Judge, debuted with “True Detective” on Sunday night, giving that dark and moody hit’s audience a dose of much more broad comedy to go along with their brooding murder mystery.
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From the first look, it looks like a fast-paced satire on the strange marriage of geeks and financiers that has rained down billions in acquisitions and projected revenue. There is plenty for the cast — led by rising comedians Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr — to pick apart on a weekly basis, from the crazy money thrown around, the fantasyland playground offices in the Valley, the clash of different cultures, and even the company’s absurd names.
The show launches an initial 8 episode run at 10 pm on April 6, with Judge directing the first four episodes. Alec Berg, his co-creator, also directs a pair.