Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley, returns with a new ten-episode season same as time as the U.S. immediately after the worldwide premiere of Game of Thrones — Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:00 am. on HBO, with a same day encore at 10:00 pm.

Also available on HBO Go, Silicon Valley takes 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.

From April 15, 2015 for two weeks, non-subscribers in *19 Asian territories, including The Philippines, can watch the first episode of Silicon Valley for free via streaming on HBO Asia’s website (www.hboasia.com) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/HBOAsia).

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.

A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, who each directed five episodes, series regulars on Silicon Valley 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.

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.

The writers are Alec Berg, Clay Tarver, Dan O’Keefe, Ron Weiner, Carson Mell, Sonny Lee, Carrie Kemper, Amy Aniobi and Dan Lyons.

Episode S201: Sand Hill Shuffle

Premieres Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:00 am (9:00 am Thai, Jkt) on HBO — same time as the U.S.

Other playtimes on HBO: April 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm (9:00 pm Thai, Jkt), April 16, 2015 at 11:40 pm (10:40 pm Thai, Jkt)

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 S202: Runaway Devaluation

Premieres Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:00 am (9:00 am Thai, Jkt) on HBO — same time as the U.S.

Other playtimes on HBO: April 20, 2015 at 10:00 pm (9:00 pm Thai, Jkt), April 23, 2015 at 10:30 pm (9:30 pm Thai, Jkt)

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 S203: Bad Money

Premieres Monday, April 27, 2015 at 10:00 am (9:00 am Thai, Jkt) on HBO — same time as the U.S.

Other playtimes on HBO: April 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm (9:00 pm Thai.Jkt), April 30, 2015 at 11:20 pm (10:20 pm Thai, Jkt)

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 nomination for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical.

* 19 Asian territories includes Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

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