April 12th is going to be a good day, as both Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley return to HBO’s lineup. And if you’re really impatient, you can watch the season premiere of the latter a few days early.
On April 8th at 3pm EST Amazon’s live-streaming gaming platform Twitch will host a Q&A with the cast and then show the season two premiere for free.
Show cast members Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr and Zach Woods will visit Twitch for a live gameplay and Q&A session followed by the free episode on Wednesday, April 8, starting at 12 p.m. PT. According to HBO, the event fits neatly with Twitch because several “Silicon Valley” characters are avid gamers, as are some of the actors on the show, including series star Middleditch, who is a Twitch streamer.
“There is an authentic connection between ‘Silicon Valley’ and the Twitch audience, and this unique event is a great way to build upon that,” said Sabrina Caluori, VP of digital and social media at HBO. “Twitch offers a unique opportunity to provide exclusive content and a highly social experience to this influential community.”
Clear your sched on April 8 at 12pm PT. @Middleditch, @kumailn, @MartinStarr and Zach Woods will be live on @Twitch. http://t.co/OXVFBOXQFa
— Silicon Valley (@SiliconHBO) April 3, 2015
Ok nerds, have at it.
You can watch the episode a few days early for free on Twitch’s official channel.