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Succession writer takes on Silicon Valley in upcoming show

Jonathan Glatzer will explore Silicon Valley in an upcoming series. <i>Photo: Getty</i>

Jonathan Glatzer will explore Silicon Valley in an upcoming series. Photo: Getty

Jonathan Glatzer, one of the writers behind Succession, has just had his series greenlit and it will shine a light on the “frighteningly self-involved people” of Silicon Valley.

It has just been announced that AMC Networks has approved a dramatic series from AMC Studios for AMC and AMC+.

In addition to working on the Emmy-winning hit, Succession, Glatzer worked on Bad Sisters and Better Call Saul.

The series is currently untitled, but in an announcement, it was revealed it will take place “inside the bubble of Silicon Valley, amid misguided corporate cultures, moony innovation labs and cut-throat private high schools”.

Just like Succession was a timely critique on media ownership and political power, it seems Glatzer’s new project will hone in on some of the biggest problems coming out of the tech haven.

In our story, a scandal is sparked by the exploitation of personal data which unravels out of a rift between a self-appointed ‘inventor of the future’ tech CEO and his self-serving ‘performance psychologist’,” AMC teased.

“This act of corruption quickly spirals out of control for all involved, exposing the absurdities of ambition, corporate ethics, and the fallibility of the people who are shaping the future of our world.”

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Successioncame to an end in 2023.

‘Bizarre, semi-deity like energy’

AMC did not indicate when Glatzer’s new project will air, or what stage it is in currently.

However, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks Dan McDermott said people should prepare for a “captivating, enthralling, authentic look behind the curtain of Silicon Valley”.

He said that Glatzer was a “massive talent” and AMC were “lucky” to have his new project.

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,” he said.

As for Glatzer, he said the tech industry and the future it promotes is currently “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,” he said.

“And not just the titans, but the antsy wannabe titans, the kids and spouses of the wannabes; their house-keepers, 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.”

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