HBO’s award-winning half-hour comedy Silicon Valley returns for season four on April 23, 2017 with an episode titled ‘Success Failure.’ The new season will consist of 10 episodes starring Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks, T.J. Miller as Erlich, 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. The Emmy Award-winning series was created by Dave Krinsky, Mike Judge, and John Altschuler, and is executive produced by Judge, Alec Berg, Michael Rotenberg, and Tom Lassally.
The Plot: Change is in the air as the Pied Piper guys pursue their video-chat app, PiperChat, but Richard has a hard time letting go of his dream to put his algorithm to better use. Dinesh flirts with notoriety, while Gilfoyle looks on in amusement. Erlich searches for his next big break. Jared attempts to pivot with the company. And Big Head enters the world of academia.
Meanwhile, over at Hooli, Gavin finds himself threatened by Jack Barker, while Monica struggles to bounce back at Raviga after her fallout with Laurie. Sharp and irreverent, Silicon Valley continues to lambast the self-important world of tech in a season that finds the Pied Piper team looking to leave their mark, even as they continue to fumble along the road to success.
Silicon Valley April 2017 Episodes:
Episode #29 (season 4, episode 1): “Success Failure”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 23 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
In the wake of Pied Piper’s clickfarm scandal, the guys struggle to find funding for Pied Piper’s video-chat app to keep up with their rapidly growing user base. Erlich (T.J. Miller) faces resistance from Big Head’s dad (Patrick O’Connor), while Gavin (Matt Ross) balks after Jack (Stephen Tobolowsky) steps on his toes at Hooli. Having a hard time adjusting to his company’s pivot, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) gets sage advice from an unexpected source, leading him to a big idea that could change his future.
Written by Alec Berg; directed by Mike Judge.
Episode #30 (season 4, episode 2): “Terms of Service”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Richard (Thomas Middleditch) butts heads with Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani), whose new position goes to his head. Later, Richard discovers interesting data about PiperChat’s users. Erlich (T.J. Miller) makes a play to be involved in Jian-Yang’s (Jimmy O. Yang) new app; Jared (Zach Woods) sets ground rules in his friendship with Richard; Gavin’s (Matt Ross) paranoia over Jack’s (Stephen Tobolowsky) enthusiasm causes him to make a rash decision.
Written by Clay Tarver; directed by Mike Judge.
Episode #31 (season 4, episode 3): “Intellectual Property”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 7 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
An overtired Richard (Thomas Middleditch) pushes himself to the brink of sanity while trying to move ahead with his next big idea. Eyeing a comeback, Erlich (T.J. Miller) pressures an uncooperative Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang). Monica (Amanda Crew) sets a trap at Raviga to improve her standing with Laurie (Suzanne Cryer). Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) goes on a date; Big Head (Josh Brener) enters the world of academia; Gavin (Matt Ross) faces an unknown future.
Written by Carrie Kemper; directed by Jamie Babbit.