ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTTELEVISIONShow Tracker

TCA: Mike Judge finds new 'Office Space' in 'Silicon Valley'

Beavis and Butt-head (tv program) Game of Thrones (tv program)Boardwalk Empire (tv program)Bryan Cranston

Mike Judge, the creator of the animated "Beavis and Butt-head" and "King of the Hill," is also known for taking a sharply satirical look at workplace politics in his 1999 hit comedy, "Office Space."

He returns to that white-collar canvas in a totally different setting in his new HBO comedy, "Silicon Valley," which is scheduled to premiere April 6.

The show "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," according to production notes.

TRAILERS: Winter TV 2014

Judge has some perspective on the setting: He worked as an engineer in Silicon Valley during the tech boom. But he added that he and fellow executive producer Alec Berg, who is also in the cast, did extensive research into the world of men who make billions of dollars in advancing technology.

Both Judge and Berg characterized "Silicon Valley" as both a love letter and a poison-pen letter to those innovators.

"It's funny how, for a lot of these people, it's not enough for them to make billions," Judge said. "But they also have to say that they're saving the world."

Berg said some of those real-life personalities "take themselves too seriously, so they have to come in for a little kicking."

ALSO:

HBO sets Season 4 return date for 'Game of Thrones'

Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan grab DGA TV nominations

TCA: HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' returns for fifth and final season

Twitter: @GeBraxton

PHOTOS, VIDEOS & MORE: PHOTOS: TV shows and their spinoffs Overrated/Underrated 2014 PHOTOS: 101 best-written TV shows of all time

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
Related Content
Beavis and Butt-head (tv program) Game of Thrones (tv program)Boardwalk Empire (tv program)Bryan Cranston
Comments
Loading