Beavis and Butt-head creator to make Silicon Valley sitcom
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’.
musicReview: Culture Club performs live for first time in 12 years
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Revolutionary lost Caravaggio painting 'Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy' identified
- 2 McKamey Manor: This 'extreme' haunted house is the stuff of nightmares
- 3 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 4 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 5 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
This is what a film sex scene actually looks like on set (mostly awkward)
Revolutionary lost Caravaggio painting 'Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy' identified
After Sam Smith’s Mobo success, is the help of a pushy parent the surest route to stardom?
Pottermore: JK Rowling writes new Harry Potter story featuring 'greying' 33-year-old wizard
JK Rowling to publish new Harry Potter story online for Halloween
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts