Mike Judge, the great comic chronicler of workplace existence, is heading to HBO with a new show.
Deadline reports that the untitled half-hour pilot he wrote with “King of the Hill” showrunners John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky has been ordered the series. The single-camera dark comedy is set in modern Silicon Valley, where success often comes to people unprepared to handle it.
Judge directed the pilot, which has a fantastic cast of funny people: T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Lindsey Broad, Christopher Evan Welch, Amanda Crew, Angela Trimbur, Zach Woods and Kumail Nanjiani.
Altschuler, Judge and Krinsky will executive produce the series with Scott Rudin and 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally. This series pick-up comes two days after HBO greenlit another half-hour comedy to series, a San Francisco-set one about three young gay male friends from Michael Lannan and “Weekend” director Andrew Haigh.
“King of the Hill” ran for 13 seasons on Fox, coming to an end in 2010. Judge’s last film project was the 2009 Jason Bateman comedy “Extract.”