T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch Cast in Mike Judge’s New HBO Show
Comedians T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch have been cast in Mike Judge’s new HBO show Silicon Valley, Deadline reports. The series is co-created by Judge and his King of the Hill/Goode Family cohorts John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, and Judge will direct the pilot. If the show makes it to past the pilot stage and to air, it will be the first project Mike Judge has released since the Jason Bateman movie Extract in 2009 (which also starred T.J. Miller). Silicon Valley is a dark comedy “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.” T.J. Miller (She’s Out of My League, Yogi Bear) will play Erlich, the self-satisfied owner of the Hacker House, while Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign, Fun Size) will play Thomas, a brilliant code writer who lacks basic social skills. Miller’s last TV gig was on Fox’s midseason comedy The Goodwin Games, which the network still hasn’t scheduled and is considered dead. Middleditch’s was as Dwight Schrute’s brother Jeb Schrute on The Farm, a spin-off of NBC’s The Office that is not moving forward. Hopefully, Miller and Middleditch will have more success with Silicon Valley than on their last TV projects, as it looks pretty promising given their involvement and Mike Judge’s.