The trailer teases little bits of what’s in store for the start-up. At the end of last season, Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) was struggling to retain seniority at his own company and was hilariously demoted by emotionless middlemen.
But those same middlemen have already picked Jack Barker (Stephen Tobolowsky) as the replacement CEO. Bachman (T.J. Miller) explodes onto the scene with his signature dry humor and impeccable timing as he counters Barker and attacks his age, guessing the aging exec must be a fan of Metamucil, Polio, the phonograph, a nice piece of fish and senior citizen discounts at Perkins Family Restaurants.
The company’s fate is up in the air and this comedic cast will go to great lengths — and some questionable yet priceless marketing tactics — to prevent its extinction in the uber-competitive Silicon Valley.
The series also stars Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh, Zach Woods as Jared Dunn, Martin Starr as Gilfoyle and Amanda Crew as Monica.
At SXSW last week, the creators of the series responded to criticism regarding the show’s lack of diversity. “The world we’re depicting is f—ed up, but do we have the responsibility to make the gender and racial balance on our show ideal when the world we’re depicting isn’t?” the said.
“Silicon Valley” returns to HBO on Sunday, April 24 at 10 p.m.