Several UCBT performers cast in HBO pilotDeadline February 8, 2013
Quintet Cast In HBO Pilot ‘Silicon Valley’
by Nellie Andreeva
EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Evan Welch, Amanda Crew, Angela Trimbur, Zach Woods and Kumail Nanjiani are set to co-star in Silicon Valley, HBO’s single-camera dark comedy pilot from the King Of The Hill trio of Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky and producer Scott Rudin. The five join previously cast T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener and Lindsey Broad. Silicon Valley is set in the high tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Welch will play Peter Gregory, an eccentric tech billionaire who is the most successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. Crew will play Monica, head of operations for Gregory who is his human touch. Smart and highly competent, by Silicon Valley standards she is downright beautiful. Trimbur will play Langdon, an unemployed publicist with a mountain of debt who has given up any hope of finding a nice rich man of her dreams in LA. Woods will play Jared, a hard-working and enthusiastic young business executive. Nanjiani will play Dinesh, a tech geek resident of Erlich’s (Miller) incubator, Hacker House. Judge, Altschuler and Krinsky executive produce with Rudin and 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally. Crew, repped by UTA, Play Management in Canada and attorney Neil Meyer, recently wrapped Michael Dowse’s The F-Word and will next be seen in jOBS opposite Ashton Kutcher. Trimbur, repped by Abrams Artists, Principato Young and Lev Ginsburg, recurs on Californication this season.