As previously announced, HBO’s Silicon Valley will return for its second season on Sunday, April 12th. The cable channel has now released some additional details about the new season and the first few episodes.
Here’s the press release:
EMMY®- AND GOLDEN GLOBE®-NOMINATED COMEDY SERIES SILICON VALLEY RETURNS FOR ITS TEN-EPISODE SECOND SEASON APRIL 12 ON HBO
After taking the tech world by storm last season at TechCrunch Disrupt, Richard and rest of the Pied Piper team – Erlich, Jared, Dinesh and Gilfoyle – look ahead to a bright and profitable future. But their success may be in jeopardy, thanks to big changes at Raviga, the company created by Peter Gregory, and Nucleus, the competing compression platform launched by Hooli CEO Gavin Belson.
The Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-nominated series SILICON VALLEY takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech Gold Rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, who both direct five episodes, the show returns for its ten-episode second season SUNDAY, APRIL 12 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), immediately following the season debut of “Game of Thrones.”
Series regulars include Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks; T.J. Miller as Erlich; Josh Brener as Big Head; Martin Starr as Gilfoyle; Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh; Zach Woods as Jared; Amanda Crew as Monica; Matt Ross as Gavin Belson; Suzanne Cryer, who joins the cast as Raviga managing partner Laurie Bream; and Jimmy O. Yang as Jian-Yang.
Guest star Ben Feldman returns as Ron LaFlamme; new guest stars include Chris Diamantopoulos as Russ Hanneman and Alice Wetterlund as Carla.
The writers are Alec Berg, Clay Tarver, Dan O’Keefe, Ron Weiner, Carson Mell, Sonny Lee, Carrie Kemper, Amy Aniobi and Dan Lyons.
Episode #9: “Sand Hill Shuffle”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 12 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: April 12 (1:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 13 (2:00 a.m.), 14 (10:00 p.m.), 15 (7:00 p.m.), 16 (9:30 p.m., midnight) and 17 (1:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 13 (7:00 p.m.), 15 (4:20 a.m.), 17 (6:10 p.m.) and 18 (8:00 p.m.)
Following their success at TechCrunch Disrupt, the guys of Pied Piper find themselves aggressively courted by every VC in Silicon Valley. With Peter Gregory’s company facing major changes, Monica tries to do what’s best while dealing with new managing partner Laurie, a competitive bigwig who will do anything to hold onto Pied Piper. Later, Richard makes a decision about the company’s future and faces big news from Hooli.
Written by Clay Tarver; directed by Mike Judge.
Episode #10: “Runaway Devaluation”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 19 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: April 19 (1:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 20 (11:45 p.m.), 21 (midnight), 22 (6:30 p.m.), 23 (9:30 p.m., midnight) and 24 (1:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 20 (7:00 p.m.), 22 (1:20 a.m.), 24 (5:30 p.m.) and 25 (8:00 p.m.)
In the wake of Hooli’s bombshell, Richard and the guys struggle to find a backer as they face legal and financial woes. Monica attempts to balance her interest in Pied Piper with her job. A cash-strapped Dinesh tries to put an end to the Kickstarter campaign for his cousin’s new app, Bro. Richard gets a surprising offer.
Written by Ron Weiner; directed by Mike Judge.
Episode #11: “Bad Money”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 26 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: April 26 (1:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 27 (12:45 a.m.), 28 (10:00 p.m.), 29 (7:00 p.m.) and 30 (9:30 p.m., midnight), and May 1 (1:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 27 (7:00 p.m.) and 29 (3:30 a.m.)
While considering Gavin’s proposal, Richard is approached by Russ Hanneman, an image-conscious billionaire who wants to back Pied Piper, but may not be as “hands-off” as he claims. Gilfoyle and Dinesh play Hardball to get what they want; Gavin finds a new strategy in dealing with the enemy.
Written and directed by Alec Berg.
Called “start-to-finish hilarious” by Variety, and hailed by TIME for “one of TV’s finest comedy casts,” SILICON VALLEY concluded its eight-episode first season in June 2014.
The series received five Emmy® nominations for its first season last year, including Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Mike Judge); Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg); Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary Program; and Outstanding Main Title Design. The series also earned a 2015 Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical.
“Silicon Valley: The Complete First Season” will be available March 31 on Blu-ray with Digital HD and DVD. All eight episodes are also available now on Digital HD.
SILICON VALLEY was created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Kinsky; executive producers, Mike Judge, Alec Berg, John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally; co-executive producers, Dan O’Keefe and Clay Tarver; supervising producers, Sonny Lee and Ron Weiner; producers, Carrie Kemper and Jim Kleverweis.
What do you think? Do you like this show? Will you be watching season two?