It’s the end of the road for tech-comedy series Silicon Valley.
HBO has announced that the show will be coming to an end with season 6, which was the original plan that co-creator Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill) had in mind. Production on the sixth season of Silicon Valley had been delayed to due producer Alec Berg’s duties on HBO’s Bill Hader series, Barry.
“Silicon Valley has been a career and life highlight for us,” Berg and Judge said in a join statement. “We’ll miss it desperately, but we’ve always let Pied Piper’s journey guide the way, and Season 6 seems to be the fitting conclusion. We are forever indebted to our incredible cast, crew, and partners at HBO. At a certain point, there’s only so much we can do to make the world a better place.”
Season 6 will have only seven episodes, a much shorter run than the ten episodes seen on seasons 2, 3 and 4.
“It’s coming to an end. We shoot the last season this summer. Knew it was coming, but today it was made official,” lead actor Thomas Middleditch, who plays Richard Hendricks, posted on social media.
“It’s been such an amazing experience. The cast, the writers, the crew, it’s all come together to provide the most enjoyable and rewarding time I’ve had in this business. This show has changed my life. I can’t wait to see all my friends again in the next few weeks when we start up once more for the last time.”
He added: “Playing Richard has been so fun. I love to be that awkward, tightly-wound genius spazz who just HAS to prove that last point even if it risks everything. I will miss him. And all the other little boys and girls that make up this dream cast of a show. And the incredible writers. And the sweet and funny crew. Ugh. I’m not gonna cry! I can’t wait to see how it ends!!! What do you think? Will Pied Piper win or lose? #alwaysblue”
2019 is marking a big year for HBO shows ending. TV phenomenon Game of Thrones came to an end recently, as did acclaimed political comedy series Veep.