Beavis and Butt-head creator to make Silicon Valley sitcom


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The Independent Culture

Creator of Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill Mike Judge has developed a sitcom based on working life in America's breeding ground for tech entrepreneurs Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley, a single camera live action comedy will be piloted by HBO in 2013. According to Hollywood Deadline the pilot is set in “the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.”

While Judge’s background has mainly focused on animation, he has ventured into live-action comedy before, including writing and directing the cult 1999 film Office Space.

Fellow King of the Hill executive producers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky co-wrote the pilot with Judge, with producer of The Social Network Scott Rudin executive producing the show.

Silicon Valley follows a trend of film and television programmes about technology developers, including David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin’s The Social Network, and the more recent 2012 documentary Indie Game: The Movie.

The pilot has been welcomed by technology insiders after Bravo’s reality TV series Start-Ups Silicon Valley aired this autumn in America to criticism for its inaccurate depiction of ‘geeks’.