HBO has announced that Season 4 of its high-tech comedy “Silicon Valley” will premiere on Sunday, April 23 at 10 p.m. The new season will consist of 10 episodes and will be sandwiched between “The Leftovers” at 9 p.m. and “Veep” at 10:30 p.m. on the paycaster.
Returning cast members for this fourth season include 2016 Best Comedy Actor Emmy nominee Thomas Middleditch and his supporting crew of T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy O. Yang. The series is created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky.
The first few seasons of “Silicon Valley” earned a total of 23 Emmy nominations for HBO including three consecutive bids for Best Comedy Series, losing to “Modern Family” in 2014 and “Veep” in both 2015 and 2016. It has only won a pair of Emmy Awards so far: Best Production Design (2015) and Best Picture Editing (2015). However, the Critics’ Choice Awards are a different story altogether. “Silicon Valley” is the reigning back-to-back champ for Best Comedy Series with the critics, prevailing in both 2015 and 2016.
When we left the gang last season at the end of “The Uptick,” everyone was at peace after a year of corporate upheavals and personal betrayals. Erlich (Miller) and Big Head (Brener) bought control of the software compression company, which the characters are now planning to change into a video chat service. Who is your favorite character on “Silicon Valley”? Be sure to vote in our poll below and then sound off in Gold Derby’s TV forum.