'Silicon Valley' to End After Season 6 on HBO
"Silicon Valley" is shutting down after a sixth season on HBO.
The acclaimed comedy will come to an end after a final season of seven episodes later this year.
"Silicon Valley" follows tech entrepreneur Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) and his band of programmers as they create a data-compression startup called Pied Piper and attempt to turn it into a success in the cutthroat environment of the Bay Area's tech scene.
The show also stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, and Martin Starr.
Some behind-the-scenes drama dogged "Silicon Valley" when cast member T.J. Miller abruptly left before Season 5. Miller called the show "one-note." The cast and crew fired back that Miller often behaved unprofessionally on set and that "T.J. wasn't Lebron [James]."
Showrunners Mike Judge and Alec Berg have previously indicated that they expected the show to run six seasons.
“'Silicon Valley' has been a career and life highlight for us,” they said in a 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.”