Silicon Valley is a new HBO series from creator Mike Judge. The comedy focuses on startup culture and follows a computer programmer who works for a tech company.

A bidding war erupts when a venture capitalist and executive of the company the central character works for realises the code he is creating is extremely valuable. This forms the basis for the eight episode series.

The shows creator previous work includes Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill and is based on his own experiences at a tech company during the late 1980s.

It will premier on April 6.