Silicon Valley Kicks Off Season 4 on April 23
Change is in the air as the Pied Piper guys pursue their video-chat app, PiperChat, but Richard has a hard time letting go of his dream to put his algorithm to better use. Dinesh flirts with notoriety, while Gilfoyle looks on in amusement. Erlich searches for his next big break. Jared attempts to pivot with the company. And Big Head enters the world of academia.
Meanwhile, over at Hooli, Gavin finds himself threatened by Jack Barker, while Monica struggles to bounce back at Raviga after her fallout with Laurie. Sharp and irreverent, SILICON VALLEY continues to lambast the self-important world of tech in a season that finds the Pied Piper team looking to leave their mark, even as they continue to fumble along the road to success.
The Emmy®-winning and Golden Globe®-nominated series 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, the show returns for its ten-episode fourth season SUNDAY, APRIL 23 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
Series regulars include Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks; T.J. Miller as Erlich; 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.
Episode #29 (season 4, episode 1): “Success Failure”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 23 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
In the wake of Pied Piper’s clickfarm scandal, the guys struggle to find funding for Pied Piper’s video-chat app to keep up with their rapidly growing user base. Erlich (T.J. Miller) faces resistance from Big Head’s dad (Patrick O’Connor), while Gavin (Matt Ross) balks after Jack (Stephen Tobolowsky) steps on his toes at Hooli. Having a hard time adjusting to his company’s pivot, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) gets sage advice from an unexpected source, leading him to a big idea that could change his future. Written by Alec Berg;directed by Mike Judge.
Episode #30 (season 4, episode 2): “Terms of Service”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Richard (Thomas Middleditch) butts heads with Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani), whose new position goes to his head. Later, Richard discovers interesting data about PiperChat’s users. Erlich (T.J. Miller) makes a play to be involved in Jian-Yang’s (Jimmy O. Yang) new app; Jared (Zach Woods) sets ground rules in his friendship with Richard; Gavin’s (Matt Ross) paranoia over Jack’s (Stephen Tobolowsky) enthusiasm causes him to make a rash decision. Written by Clay Tarver;directed by Mike Judge.
Episode #31 (season 4, episode 3): “Intellectual Property”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 7 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
An overtired Richard (Thomas Middleditch) pushes himself to the brink of sanity while trying to move ahead with his next big idea. Eyeing a comeback, Erlich (T.J. Miller) pressures an uncooperative Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang). Monica (Amanda Crew) sets a trap at Raviga to improve her standing with Laurie (Suzanne Cryer). Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) goes on a date; Big Head (Josh Brener) enters the world of academia; Gavin (Matt Ross) faces an unknown future. Written by Carrie Kemper; directed by Jamie Babbit.
The show earned nine Emmy Award® nominations for its third season, including Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg, Mike Judge); Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg, Dan O’Keefe); and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Thomas Middleditch).
SILICON VALLEY received five Emmy® nominations for its first season, including Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Mike Judge); and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg). The show won two Emmys® for its second season, for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, and earned another five Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Mike Judge); and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg). The series also earned a 2016 Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical, its second nomination in that category.
“Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season” will be available April 11 on Blu-ray with Digital HD and DVD. All ten episodes are also available now on Digital HD.
SILICON VALLEY was created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky; executive producers, Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally; co-executive producers, Jim Kleverweis, Clay Tarver, Dan O’Keefe, Jamie Babbit, Chris Provenzano and Graham Wagner; supervising producers, Adam Countee and Aaron Zelman; consulting producer, Jonathan Dotan; producer Carson Mell.
Characters and cast of Silicon Valley include:
Richard Hendricks – Thomas Middleditch (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Campaign, The Final Girls)
Erlich Bachman – T. J. Miller (Cloverfield, How to Train Your Dragon, Deadpool, Big Hero 6)
Nelson ‘BigHead’ Bighetti – Josh Brener (The Internship, Max, The Belko Experiment)
Bertram Gilfoyle – Martin Starr (Knocked Up, This Is the End, Superbad, Freaks and Geeks)
Dinesh Chugtai – Kumail Nanjiani (Central Intelligence, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Life as We Know It, Portlandia)
Monica – Amanda Crew (The Age of Adaline, Charlie St. Cloud, Jobs, Crazy Kind of Love)
Donald ‘Jared’ Dunn – Zach Woods (Ghostbusters, In the Loop, The Other Guys, The Good Wife, Veep, The Office)
Gavin Belson – Matt Ross (The Aviator, American Psycho, Face/Off, Big Love)