Here's the first trailer for HBO's new Silicon Valley comedy

The brainchild of Mike Judge, creator of "Beavis and Butt-head" and "Office Space," and two fellow writers, "Silicon Valley" promises an acidic take on the silly and the con.

Great company name, no? HBO screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

There's one thing the 30 seconds of footage below have made clear: this will be better than "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley."

That may be akin to saying that two grains of warm rice are better than rat's tail soup, but I am preternaturally optimistic.

For this is the first trailer for HBO's new series that attempts to cast the same kind of mockery upon the large-headed makers of the world as "Veep" casts upon the wrong-headed stiflers of the world.

"Silicon Valley" is the work of Mike Judge, whose previous efforts include "Beavis And Butt-head" and "Office Space."

Some might say that "Silicon Valley" is too generous a title, when he and his two co-creators, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, could have chosen "Butt-head Space."

There are eight episodes planned and the cast features many naturally young faces -- one of whom is definitely Zach Woods, that nice man who played Gabe in "The Office."

Kara Swisher of Re/code reports that Kara Swisher of Re/code will have a cameo role in an episode.

The essence of the story follows four, gosh, introverted programmers who live in a rich man's incubator hostel and then, well, someone has an idea and everyone realizes a fortune might be made.

From this emerge, no doubt, conflict, egos, and embarrassment.

Speaking earlier this year to the Television Critics Association, Judge said: "I really like the characters."

That doesn't mean they don't deserve slapping, as is evident from the trailer.

 

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