The award-winning HBO comedy series Silicon Valley returns for a fifth season on The Comedy Channel, express from the US later this month
The Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series takes a comic look at the modern-day epicentre 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, the eight-part, half-hour series sees the return of Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks; Zach Woods as Jared; Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh; Martin Starr as Gilfoyle; Josh Brener as Big Head; Amanda Crew as Monica; Matt Ross as Gavin Belson; Jimmy O. Yang as Jian-Yang and Suzanne Cryer as Laurie Bream.
In the new season, the Pied Piper guys are closer to real fame and fortune than ever before, as their new decentralised internet “PiperNet” approaches its debut. But more money brings more problems. As Richard struggles with the responsibilities of being the CEO of a rapidly growing company, along with pressures from investors Monica and Laurie, Dinesh and Gilfoyle adjust to a new team, Jared works his hardest to hold everything together, Big Head continues to stumble his way into good fortune and Jian-Yang proves there’s nothing he won’t do to make some fast cash. Meanwhile, at Hooli, reinstated CEO Gavin’s desire to stay relevant threatens to consume him as he seeks to destroy the competition.
In 2017, Silicon Valley received ten Emmy nominations for its fourth season, including Outstanding Comedy Series (for the fourth consecutive year), as well as two for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Jamie Babbit, Mike Judge) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg).
To date, the show has received 33 Emmy nominations, with its second season winning two Emmys, for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series.
Silicon Valley was created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky; executive producers, Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Clay Tarver, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally, Jim Kleverweis, Jamie Babbit; co-executive producers, Anthony King, Graham Wagner and Ron Weiner; consulting producers, Carrie Kemper, Carson Mell, Jonathan Dotan, Todd Silverstein.
Silicon Valley season 5 screens express from the US, Mondays at 9pm (AEDT) from March 26, only on The Comedy Channel on Foxtel.