All good things must come to an end and Silicon Valley is no exception. The HBO comedy centered around the tech world is set to conclude with the upcoming season 6, as confirmed by creator Mike Judge, executive Producer Alec Berg and the network. Sadly, that means we're probably going to be saying goodbye to the Pied Piper gang before the end of 2019.
According to several reports, Silicon Valley season 6 will be far shorter than previous seasons of the show, running for just seven episodes. The series is gearing up for pre-production now and is slated to air before the end of 2019, though HBO has not yet set an exact premiere date. But as long as it debuts before the middle of November, the series finale should air within the calendar year. Mike Judge and Alec Berg had this to say about it in a joint statement.
"Silicon Valley has been a career and life highlight for us. We'll miss it desperately, but we've always let Pied Piper's journey guide the way, and Season Six 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."
The series cast is led by Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks, the creator of Pied Piper. The ensemble also includes Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Amanda Crew, Jimmy O. Yang, Suzanne Cryer, Matt Ross, and Josh Brener. Production on what we now know to be the final season had to be delayed as Alec Berg had to honor his commitments on his other HBO series Barry, which has been doing extremely well critically and in the ratings department in its second season. Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming, had this to add about the shows forthcoming conclusion.
"It's been quite a ride since the pilot, when Richard Hendricks' algorithm first caught the eye of Peter Gregory and Gavin Belson. In the meantime, our culture's entire relationship with technology has been transformed, and Alec and Mike's meticulous storytelling has managed to stay ahead of it every step of the way. This type of comedic chemistry, both behind and in front of the camera, is rarely found. Silicon Valley is just the beginning of many more collaborations with these hilarious writers and performers, as well as our standout crew."
The show has been nominated for several Emmys during its run, including several for Outstanding Comedy Series. It's also won several other major awards, including Best Comedy Series at the Critics' Choice Television Awards in 2015. This serves as another loss for HBO in 2019, as both Game of Thrones, perhaps the biggest show in all of TV, ended its run, as did the hit comedy series Veep. Though, they've scored big with new shows such as Chernobyl and they have new seasons of shows such as Westworld coming down the pipeline as well. This news was previously reported by Variety.