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.
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.