Last month, HBO announced that it was picking up 'Silicon Valley,' a comedy pilot from the 'King of the Hill' team of Mike Judge, Dave Krinsky and John Altschuler. Now, a few short weeks later, Krinsky and Altschuler are reportedly stepping back from the day-to-day operations of producing the series, leaving Judge as the sole showrunner for the project.
As reported by Deadline, Krinsky and Altschuler will remain on the project as executive producers, they will merely be leaving the work on the ground and in the trenches to Judge's capable hands. Judge is famous for creating the animated series 'Beavis & Butt-Head' as well as the long-living hit 'King of the Hill,' however he's also the man behind the hit feature films 'Office Space,' 'Idiocracy' and 'Extract.'
Altschuler and Krinsky will be shifting the majority of their focus to Ternion, their production company (which is also partnered with Judge). Ternion is producing 'Silicon Valley' as well as Geena Davis' upcoming TNT pilot and 'The Goode Family' at ABC.
'Silicon Valley' is a single-camera format comedy that can certainly be described as darkly comic. The show 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. The pilot for 'Silicon Valley' starred T. J. Miller, an improvisation comedian known for his work on 'Gravity Falls' and 'Dragons: Riders of Berk.' Miller is also offering his voice as his 'Dragons: Riders of Berk' character in the upcoming 'How to Train Your Dragon 2.' Joining Miller is Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Lindsey Broad, Christopher Evan Welch, Amanda Crew, Angela Trimbur, Zach Woods and Kumail Nanjiani--some recognizable names, some fresh faces.