The 'Silicon Valley' Season 4 Trailer Announces Someone's Quitting

New internet?


HBO released its teaser trailer for Silicon Valley Season 4 Friday, and guys, Richard, the founder of Pied Piper and the show’s anti-protagonist, is calling it a day.

“Guys, I’m quitting,” he says.

Cue “Talk to Me” by Run the Jewels, and we see Thomas Middleditch’s fidgety character continue, “I have to insist that I keep the name Pied Piper, and I won’t budge on that,” a request that generates zero fucks from his fellow coders.

“We need to build a new internet,” Richard says, and after some drawing on a whiteboard, and doubts from Amanda Crew’s practical, most-sane-person-on-the-show, Monica (“You sound like a crazy person,” she tells him.), we get the general idea that the Richard’s onto something more than middle-out compression. After some wooing from Zach Woods’s Jared, we’re out.

That’s it. It’s a teaser, after all, but Silicon Valley’s transition into a sort of tech version of Entourage seems set up to continue with Season 4, which premieres at 10 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 23.

Silicon Valley season 4 publicity photo


Also, there was the above publicity photo released. We know that TJ Miller’s Erlich Bachman still has Jian Yang (Jimmy O. Yang) as a roommate, and Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) is still an avid reader of tech blogs. Weirdly, Martin Starr’s Gilfoyle doesn’t appear in the publicity photo — but he’s definitely in the trailer — so we’re hoping this doesn’t mean he’s making an early exit. Because, after Miller’s buffoon Bachmann — maybe Season 4’s only hope — the sexual satanist that is Gilfoyle offers the most interesting personality in a series that lampoons tech-biz stereotypes.

Here’s the trailer: