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Valley of the Boom

Valley of the Boom

  • Premiered: 
    January 13, 2019
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  • Network: Nat Geo
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Period
  • Tags: business

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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by Arianna Huffington, VALLEY OF THE BOOM is a mostly scripted series that tells the true inside story of the internet's fascinating formative years, featuring the culture of speculation, innovation and disruption during Silicon Valley's unprecedented tech boom and subsequent bust from 1994-2000. Focusing on three companies and their key leaders -- streaming video startup Pixelon, led by Michael Fenne; social-networking site, founded by Todd Krizelman and Stephan Paternot; and Netsape, with CEO James Barksdale and co-founder Marc Andreessen -- this six-part limited series supplements its fictionalized version of events with real-life interviews featuring subjects of the company and other tech experts like Mark Cuban, Dan Goodin and Arianna Huffington. VALLEY OF THE BOOM premiered on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 9-11pm ET/PT, as Nat Geo Channel debuted back-to-back episodes:

"Episode 1: Print ("hello, world")" (Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 9pm): Proving the internet is real, Jim Barksdale (Bradley Whitford) and team take the ever-expanding Netscape on a road show in search of potential investors.. Stephan Paternot (Dakota Shapiro) and Todd Krizelman (Oliver Cooper) struggle to secure financing for their virtual community platform, Michael Fenne (Steve Zahn), searching for new opportunities, changes his physical appearance as he travels across the country to Southern California.

"Episode 2: Pseudocode" (Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 10pm): Jim Barksdale (Bradley Whitford) leads Netscape through a successful IPO and makes them the dominate browser on the market. Microsoft retaliates and sparks the browser wars. continues to grow and finally raises enough money to keep afloat. Michael Fenne (Steve Zahn) excitedly starts a new company that promises to deliver revolutionary streaming technology.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by STXtv


  • - Silicon Valley, California USA