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Winklevoss Twins to Cameo on HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
The Winklevoss twins are making a brief appearance on HBO's Silicon Valley.
The brothers best known for suing Mark Zuckerberg over the founding of Facebook will have a cameo in the debut episode of the tech comedy's second season, HBO has confirmed. The news comes just days after the network acknowledged that Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel will also appear in an upcoming episode.
Created by Mike Judge, the half-hour series centers on fictional start-up Pied Piper and the five quirky guys (Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods) behind it. After a critically acclaimed freshman run that nabbed it both Emmy and Golden Globe noms, the show is picking up in the wake of the gang's TechCrunch Disrupt victory.
Though it's unclear how Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss will cross paths with Pied Piper, it's certain the Bitcoin backers — who were portrayed by Armie Hammer in The Social Network — will be playing themselves when they do. The twins are the first of several real-life tech players expected to pop into the new season as the show attempts to top last year's guest list, which included Google chairman Eric Schmidt, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington and Re/code editor-in-chief Kara Swisher.
Silicon Valley returns on Sunday, April 12, at 10 p.m. HBO first teased the Winklevoss' participation in this video: