Silicon Valley Returns Tonight and It's More Money, More Problems Says Star Thomas Middleditch
Welcome back, boys. The silly squad of Silicon Valley returns with season two tonight at 10 p.m. on HBO, and we can't wait to see what happens now after they left off last season with a Tech Crunch victory. What can you expect? "More money, more problems," said star Thomas Middleditch, who plays the reclusive tech programmer Richard Hendriks behind Pied Piper, when we caught up with him at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. "Right out of the gate, there are just way more issues. In fact, a mountain of more issues that they have to deal with."
One thing you definitely won't see: Romance. "The show is not really about finding love in Silicon Valley, and it never really claimed be so," said Middleditch. "But there's a really great scene—one of my favorites so far—with me and Monica (Amanda Crew), and it's really awkward. Like really awkward."
Surely, with his posse of Aly (Aly Mawji), Erlich (T.J. Miller), Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), and Jared (Zach Woods), they'll deal with it in the most hilarious ways. "Finally, we’re making fun of Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley’s on board," said Miller, when we saw him at the Golden Globe Awards. "That’s my favorite thing. It's so fun to play that character."
And it's those characters that have already amassed a large celebrity following. Miller revealed his most surprising new fan: Maroon 5's Adam Levine. "We thought that was strange," he said. "He was like, 'I want to be your friend,' just because of the show." Did he tell him his D2F ratio? "No," said Miller. "He did not!"
Watch a trailer for the second season below and tune in to HBO at 10 p.m. on Sundays for new episodes.