Silicon Valley Drama Series From Jonathan Glatzer Greenlit At AMC

The murky world of Silicon Valley is to be the backdrop for AMC’s latest original.

Jonathan Glatzer, who has written on series including Succession and Better Call Saul, is writing the untitled series, which has been handed a series order.

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The series is set inside the bubble of Silicon Valley, amid misguided corporate cultures, moony innovation labs and cutthroat private high schools. It is centered around a rift between a self-appointed “inventor of the future” tech CEO and his self-serving “performance psychologist”, who are engulfed in a scandal sparked by the exploitation of personal data.

Glatzer was a producer on AMC’s Better Call Saul, a supervising producer on HBO’s Succession and a co-exec producer on Apple’s Bad Sisters.

It is produced by AMC Studios.

“The tech world and the future it is offering is in the hands of some frighteningly self-involved people. They radiate a bizarre, semi-deity-like energy, but even they cannot escape their own humanity. So rather than do something directly about ‘tech,’ I wanted to focus on the people. And not just the titans, but the antsy wannabe titans, the kids and spouses of the wannabes; their housekeepers, their schools, their psychiatrists, their dogs and gurus alike, all of them living in this bubble where they truly believe — and perhaps rightly — they are inventing the future, dogs excepted,” Glatzer said.

“Get ready for a captivating, enthralling, authentic look behind the curtain of Silicon Valley,” added Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “Jonathan is a massive talent and AMC is lucky to be the home of this, his first series creation brought to life. The show, which chronicles the lives of characters creating the world we will all inhabit, is right here and right now. Truth is stranger than fiction, especially here.”

Glatzer is repped by CAA, Industry Entertainment, and attorney Chris Abramson.

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