11:00am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Firefox Co-Creator Writes Hilarious 'Silicon Valley' Spec Script
With Silicon Valley off the air for several months now, fans of the HBO comedy are itching to get their Pied Piper fix.
Firefox co-creator and former director of product at Facebook Blake Ross has been missing the show so much, in fact, that he decided to take matters into his own hands, writing his own episode of the Emmy-nominated comedy. The script, entitled “Adult Supervision,” picks up where season two left off and follows the Pied Piper guys on their quest to find a new CEO, which turns out to be (spoiler alert!) Twitter's Jack Dorsey.
“I couldn’t wait eight more months for season three of Silicon Valley to start, so I spent the past 48 hours writing my own episode,” Ross wrote on Facebook. “This is my first television script ever, which means it’s probably the roughest draft I've ever shared. I plan to do this a thousand more times until I figure out the medium.”
The main characters stay true to themselves — ridiculous antics and all — in the screenplay, which is also replete with tech jargon like "open source," "IP lawyers" and "content farms."
In an interview with TechCrunch, Ross revealed that he's been toying with the idea of writing more. "If people are interested, I may try to write a whole season before the real season airs in April," he said. "The beauty of it is that there’s no lag time for filming, so when something absurd happens in the valley on Wednesday, I could theoretically turn it into a premise by Thursday."
— Blake Ross (@blakeross) September 4, 2015