'Veep', 'Silicon Valley' Renewed by HBO: Politicos and Techie Nerds Rejoice!
It's a good day to be an HBO fan! The network has renewed Veep and Silicon Valley for another season. Unsurprisingly, the Julia Louis-Dreyfus political offering has been renewed for a fourth season. More shockingly, the testosterone-driven Silicon Valley, which follows a group of start up technicians on their journey to Steve Jobs like success, will get a second season on the cable network.
Silicon Valley premiered only a few weeks ago on April 6, and stars comedy vets Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener and Amanda Crew, one of the show's only reoccurring female leads. Veep follows Selina Meyer as the vice president of the United States, who took the job not realizing exactly how insane and unorthodox her run as VP would be.
Earlier this month, HBO renewed Game of Thrones for two more seasons (because boobs, dragons — duh), banking on the fact that George R. R. Martin will indeed speed up his muse and writing process, cranking out enough new content for the show to recreate with gratuitous nudity and violence. The season has already seen a bevy of salacious episodes, from King Joffrey's timely death, to Sunday night's incestual rape scene.