25 Mac 2018

SILICON VALLEY RETURNS FOR ITS FIFTH SEASON


THE Emmy®-winning and Golden Globe-nominated HBO Original comedy series Silicon Valley takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. 

A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, the show returns for its eight-episode fifth season same time as the U.S. on Monday, March 26 at 10am, with a same day encore at 11pm, exclusively on HBO (Astro Ch 411 / 431HD). The series will also be available on HBO On Demand (via Astro GO).

This season, Pied Piper finally has enough funding for proper offices and new employees, and to bring its peer-to-peer internet to the world – but leveling up introduces a whole new class of obstacles. 

While Richard struggles to lead a larger team and play with the big dogs, the rest of the team adjusts to new staff, new digs and new anxieties. Meanwhile, Hooli rival Gavin Belson has returned to power, but finds the threat of Pied Piper, and its boldness, hard to shake.

The Pied Piper guys are closer to real fame and fortune than ever before, as their new decentralized internet “PiperNet” approaches its debut. But more money brings more problems. 

As Richard struggles with the responsibilities of being the CEO of a rapidly growing company, along with pressures from investors Monica and Laurie, Dinesh and Gilfoyle adjust to a new team, Jared works his hardest to hold everything together, Big Head continues to stumble his way into good fortune and Jian-Yang proves there’s nothing he won’t do to make some fast cash. 

Meanwhile, at Hooli, reinstated CEO Gavin’s desire to stay relevant threatens to consume him as he seeks to destroy the competition.

Series regulars include: Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks; Zach Woods as Jared; Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh; Martin Starr as Gilfoyle; Josh Brener as Big Head; Amanda Crew as Monica; Matt Ross as Gavin Belson; Jimmy O. Yang as Jian-Yang; and Suzanne Cryer as Laurie Bream. 


Upcoming Episodes: 

Episode #39 (season 5, episode 1): “Grow Fast or Die Slow”
Debut: Monday, March 26 at 10am 

Now that Pied Piper has ample funding and new offices, the pressure to get things right stymies Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and forces him to grow the company in a way he hadn't planned. A picky Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) question their ability to make good decisions. After returning to Hooli, Gavin (Matt Ross) worries about becoming antiquated.

Written by Ron Weiner; directed by Mike Judge.

Episode #40 (season 5, episode 2): “Reorientation”
Debut: Monday, April 2 at 10am

Panicked by suddenly leading a much larger team, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) finds himself managing a number of small conflicts in his efforts to unite his new employees. Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) celebrates a new purchase that Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) looks to spoil. Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang) goes to court. Gavin (Matt Ross) meets pushback over his signature and what it says about him.

Written by Carson Mell; directed by Mike Judge.

Episode #41 (season 5, episode 3): “Chief Operating Officer”
Debut: Monday, April 9 at 10am

Encouraged by Jared (Zach Woods) to strike up a friendship with Dana (Dan Mintz), a like-minded CEO, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) instead finds himself charmed by Dana's COO (Ben Koldyke), who challenges his loyalty to Gilfoyle (Martin Starr). Facing limited housing options thanks to his impulse purchase, Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) searches for a new roommate.

Written by Carrie Kemper; directed by Jamie Babbit.


The series will also be available on HBO On Demand (via Astro GO).

In 2017, Silicon Valley received ten Emmy® nominations for its fourth season, including Outstanding Comedy Series (for the fourth consecutive year), as well as two for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Jamie Babbit, Mike Judge) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg).

To date, the show has received 33 Emmy® nominations, with its second season winning two Emmys®, for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series.

Silicon Valley was created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky; executive producers, Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Clay Tarver, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally, Jim Kleverweis, Jamie Babbit; co-executive producers, Anthony King, Graham Wagner and Ron Weiner; consulting producers, Carrie Kemper, Carson Mell, Jonathan Dotan, Todd Silverstein.


[CREDIT PHOTO & INFO: HBO]

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