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Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn and Lamorne Morris to Star in Nat Geo's 'Valley of the Boom'
Get Out star Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn and Lamorne Morris are set to star in Valley of the Boom, a National Geographic limited series about the 1990s tech bubble from showrunner Matthew Carnahan and Robert Simonds' STX Entertainment.
“Silicon Valley was and is a strange place, a Hollywood for geniuses,” Carnahan said Friday in a statement. "I’m thrilled to have Bradley, Steve, Lamorne and this stellar cast lined up, especially because all of them are disrupters in their own way, just like the real people they’re portraying."
The six-parter, set to shoot in Vancouver beginning March 26, is being executive produced by Arianna Huffington and also stars John Karna, Dakota Shapiro and Oliver Cooper.
The miniseries' insider take on the '90s boom-and-bust in Silicon Valley will focus on the friendships, rivalries, victories and failures of a number of startup founders. The Valley of the Boom producers said they secured access to major tech-world figures to recount their experiences in the TV drama.
"Valley of the Boom tells the surprising, provocative and inspiring stories of Silicon Valley," Carolyn Bernstein, executive vp global scripted development and production for National Geographic, said in her own statement. "Matthew and his team have figured out an organic and dynamic way to interweave interviews with real-life Silicon Valley icons to amplify and enhance the authenticity and unpredictability of this fascinating true story."
The tech world's startup culture is also the backdrop for the HBO comedy Silicon Valley.
The Nat Geo drama from STXtv, STX Entertainment's TV division, will be distributed in 171 countries, beginning in 2019. STX will distribute the series in China.
Also executive producing are Jason Goldberg, Brant Pinvidic and David Walpert, and co-executive producer credits are shared by David Newsom and Gary Goldman. Joel Ehninger of Matthew Carnahan Circus Products is also a co-executive producer.
Whitford is repped by ICM Partners and Greenlight Management and Production; Zahn is repped by UTA and Principal Entertainment LA; and Morris is repped by UTA and Grandview.