HBO had some good news and bad news for "Silicon Valley" fans today, renewing the show for a fifth season, but also announcing that the producers of the show and T.J. Miller "mutually agreed" that Miller would not return for Season 5.
Does that have a whiff of drama? Or is just the show just naturally ready to move on without Miller's character, entrepreneur Erlich Bachman, as Miller is also ready to move on to other things?
Anyway, here's the full statement (via The Hollywood Reporter):
"The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. will not return for Season 5. In Erlich Bachman, T.J. has brought to life an unforgettable character, and while his presence on the show will be missed, we appreciate his contribution and look forward to future collaborations."
Miller has been a busy boy, hosting awards shows, co-starring in "Deadpool," promoting the upcoming "The Emoji Movie," and gearing up for his first HBO special on June 17.
Meanwhile, in purely good news, HBO also renewed "Veep" for Season 7.
Some of the stars of both shows announced the renewal news:
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) May 25, 2017
— Sam Richardson (@SamRichardson) May 25, 2017
— Silicon Valley (@SiliconHBO) May 25, 2017
Silicon Valley gets renewed. Season 5. It's happening. You heard it here first. Unless you heard it somewhere else. Then you read it here.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 25, 2017
Both "Veep" and "Silicon Valley" air Sunday nights on HBO, after "The Leftovers" -- which is ending June 4 after three seasons.
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