While many fans are looking forward to Sunday, April 24 because of Game of Thrones' return, others are circling that date because Season 3 of Silicon Valley will kick off on that same night. To get fans ready for the upcoming season, HBO has released the first trailer, which centers on Thomas Middleditch's character Richard Hendricks trying to assert himself, although it doesn't go so well. Now that his company Pied Piper is back, Richard wants to get back the CEO title he rightfully deserves.
Last season, Richard was forced out as CEO of Pied Piper, the start-up company that developed innovative data-compression technology. As we can see in the trailer below, Richard is demanding to be re-instated as CEO of the company he built from the ground up, although he doesn't exactly make a good impression. The series is loosely based on series co-creator Mike Judge's experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the 1980s, set in the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.
Silicon Valley was co-created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky. The series stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy Ouyang. Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally serve as executive producers.
New cast members coming aboard for Season 3 include Erin Breen as Jan, a new Pied Piper salesperson, and Stephen Tobolowsky as Jack Barker, an aggressive and formidable Silicon Valley CEO that the Pied Piper team goes up against. Both of these new actors will have recurring roles in Season 3, but it isn't clear how many episodes they have signed on for. No other new cast members have been announced at this time, but we'll keep you posted with more updates as soon as more information comes in.
Game of Thrones will kick off HBO's Sunday night lineup at 9 PM ET on Sunday, April 24, followed by Silicon Valley at 10 PM, Veep at 10:30 PM and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver at 11 PM ET. Do you think Richard will get to be CEO of Pied Piper once again when Silicon Valley returns with its season premiere in April? Let us know what you think after taking a look at the first trailer.