To air a documentary on a channel meant for a more casual audience requires very special topics that leaves a lot of room for reflection and exploration of various angles – because unlike a feature-length documentary, a miniseries can last for anything from four to ten hours of total runtime. Science Channel as a network is dedicated to fulfilling a single niche – that of popular science, and this to some extent restricts the areas they can explore with original documentaries to something on the cutting edge of modern technology and futuristic ideas, which can be gimmicky, or it can look upon past inventions that have been milestones towards a scientific breakthrough, of which there are many.
Jon Bardin and Edward Grey went a very different route in fall 2017 when they instead decided to go with a much more interdisciplinary subject which is often explored but nevertheless remains an urban legend more than a consolidated idea in layman memory – the silicon valley. Silicon Valley : The Untold Story is certainly not ‘untold’, given how many documentaries, AAA films and mini-series it has inspired in the past, but within a small span, the show instead attempts to outline the more obscure and unknown bits, while at the same time prioritizing accessibility for a casual audience.
Silicon Valley: The Untold Story Season 2 Cast: Who’s in it?
As a documentary on a topic that has multiplicity layers and many nuances to explore, Silicon Valley as a documentary had to be a no-frills miniseries that dispenses with casting direct one-to-one interview shots with experts unless it is necessary. Throughout its runtime, the show only incorporates the narrator’s voice as the unifying element. Implying that it might get a follow-up season, though chances for it are scarce, it will follow the same documentary framework. The role of the narrator was filled in by Tim Phelan, so there is also a possibility that he will be recast for the same.
Silicon Valley: The Untold Story Season 2 Plot: What is it about?
The three-part miniseries traces the birth and growth of the tech industry in the Bay Area, and all the reasons that it bloomed to become what it is today. The show also features exclusive interviews with the likes of Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, and Jan Koum, creator of WhatsApp. The show ends on a conclusive closing note in the modern day, so it does not leave a berth for a potential second season. The only way a second season may happen is if the writers dig in for some less major but impactful events that shaped the Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley: The Untold Story Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
Even though the show had arrested the attention of its audience with an ever-intriguing subject matter and its casual, accessible approach to it, it was met with only middling critical reception. But because it is Silicon Valley we are dealing with, there is still a lot of material to cover, even though the show glosses over most of the major subjects and big companies, and seems to be self-enclosed. On the other hand, a documentary mini-series is almost always meant to be a one-off. It is uncertain whether the show will get a follow-up season at all. Up till now, there has been no indication to the same, as Science Channel has not made any steps towards a renewal. A tentative air date for the show, by the book, officially remains TBD.
Silicon Valley: The Untold Story Season 2 Trailer
Other than no news about the likeliness of renewal, and no activity regarding the show in the cast and producers’ social media traffic, we are also left with no teaser, trailer, or promotional material for a second season of the show. So here you can instead check out a clip about the creation of Apple from the second episode for a glimpse into the show.