The crew of Pied Piper will be returning to HBO when season 5 of Silicon Valley premieres on March 25. The Emmy winning series created by Mike Judge and Alec Berg will feature eight episodes surrounding the comic take on dysfunctional people running the high-tech world.
According to a release from HBO, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) struggles with the duties of CEO as he and the staff get closer to their dreams of fame & fortune with PiperNet. As a sneak peek, HBO provided the following synopsis of the first three episodes:
Episode #39 (season 5, episode 1): “Grow Fast or Die Slow”
Debut: SUNDAY, MARCH 25 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Now that Pied Piper has ample funding and new offices, the pressure to get things right stymies Richard (Middleditch) and forces him to grow the company in a way he hadn’t planned. A picky Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) question their ability to make good decisions. After returning to Hooli, Gavin (Matt Ross) worries about becoming antiquated. Written by Ron Weiner; directed by Mike Judge
Episode #40 (season 5, episode 2): “Reorientation”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Panicked by suddenly leading a much larger team, Richard (Middleditch) finds himself managing a number of small conflicts in his efforts to unite his new employees. Dinesh(Nanjiani) celebrates a new purchase that Gilfoyle (Starr) looks to spoil. Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang) goes to court. Gavin (Matt Ross) meets pushback over his signature and what it says about him. Written by Carson Mell; directed by Mike Judge
Episode #41 (season 5, episode 3): “Chief Operating Officer”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Encouraged by Jared (Zach Woods) to strike up a friendship with Dana (Dan Mintz), a like-minded CEO, Richard (Middleditch) instead finds himself charmed by Dana’s COO (Ben Koldyke), who challenges his loyalty to Gilfoyle (Starr). Facing limited housing options thanks to his impulse purchase, Dinesh (Nanjiani) searches for a new roommate. Written by Carrie Kemper; directed by Jamie Babbit
Silicon Valley received 10 Emmy nominations in 2017 and has racked up 33 total since its debut in 2014. The series picked up two statutes in 2015 for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series.
Season 5 is expected to highlight the rivalry between Pied Piper and Hooli. The staff at PP are adjusting to their new co-workers, different offices and likely experiencing 99 problems.
Catch season 5 of Silicon Valley March 25 at 10:00 p.m. EST.