You may know Mike Judge as the creator of classics like King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-head, and Office Space – and now the successful showrunner is bringing a Silicon Valley-based comedy to our TVs.
Along with John Altschuler and Davis Krinsky, Judge created a sitcom – which, appropriately enough, is called Silicon Valley – about on six predictably nerdy programmers trying to figure out how to navigate success. The first trailer for the show features the main programmer (Thomas Middleditch) stressing over whether to keep his company or take a hefty offer.
While he’s trying to decide, a doctor casually tells him about a patient who faced a similar dilemma – and ended up shooting himself (non-fatally, it appears) because he couldn’t handle the decision. Since Middleditch also gets slapped by a kid half his size, so looks like his character might just have a comically hard time with life in general. T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, and Josh Brener play the rest of Silicon Valley’s programming crew.
The series premieres April 6 at 10 p.m. on HBO.