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Take a longer look at Mike Judge’s new HBO series, Silicon Valley

In an effort to brighten the start of the work week for America’s web-surfing office drones, all of whom are presumably suffering from a collective case of the Mondays, HBO has unveiled the full trailer for Mike Judge’s new series, Silicon Valley. Like the previously released teaser, this spot lays out the basic premise of the show, which will follow several long-suffering computer programmers—played by Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, and Kumail Nanjiani—branching out to start their own company. Judge, the creator of Beavis & Butthead and King Of The Hill, is said to have modeled the concept on his own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer. Cultural satire is definitely the writer’s beat; here’s hoping his glimpse into the California start-up bubble is as incisive as his portraits of clockwatching wage slaves, working-class Texans, and the MTV-addicted doom generation. However the series turns out, April 6 will be an exciting day for HBO subscribers (and the freeloaders who mooch off their HBO GO accounts): The Silicon Valley pilot airs after the season premieres of Game Of Thrones and Veep.


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