'Silicon Valley' season 4 spoilers
Actor Thomas Middleditch arrives at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 11, 2015. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

HBO is set to launch its comedy TV series “Silicon Valley” for a fourth season. The Emmy-winning techie comedy is slated to release the new ten-episode season on April 23. According to reports, the upcoming season will mostly follow Richard Hendrick’s (Thomas Middleditch) mid-life crisis.

It seems Richard has lost it as the company Hooli seems to be taking off, says recent spoilers. Apparently, he now wants to quit and try his hands on something new. While it’s not yet known what Richard is up to, Jared (Zach Woods) will be joining him in his new venture, regardless.

The series brings to light, though comically, the grim fact that people most expected to succeed are the least capable of handling success. “Silicon Valley” is partially inspired by Mike Judge’s personal experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s.

Judge used to work for a company called Parallex. The “Silicon Valley” co-creator has allegedly disliked the company's ethics and the 40 employees who worked for it. He ultimately quit after less than three months. "The people I met were like Stepford Wives. They were true believers in something, and I don't know what it was," Judge was quoted saying by Wired.

The fourth season of “Silicon Valley” will start with Pied Piper, a music app that was later found to have a revolutionary data compression algorithm, per Deadline. Actor Thomas Middleditch will return to reprise his role as Richard Hendricks, a brilliant programmer but with little knowledge of how a corporate company runs. Richard’s billion-dollar platform has all that it takes to change the course of things IT is all about. But that largely depends on the extent his team of coders is willing to go to get it all together.

Actors Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh Chugtai) and Martin Starr (Bertram Gilfoyle) play the two coders Richard is heavily dependent on. Co-stars Amanda Crew, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy O Yang make for the supporting cast. “Silicon Valley” was nominated for nine Emmy Awards last year for the series’ third season.

Created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, “Silicon Valley” is about six young men who launched a startup company in Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area. The series premiered on April 6, 2014 on HBO. The series’ first season received a 94 percent rating from Rotten Tomatoes. The subsequent two seasons were rated 100 percent each by the same.

“Silicon Valley” season 4 returns on April 23 on HBO. The studio is yet to announce an Australian release date for the show.