It had been very quiet on the SILICON VALLEY front for quite some time; we were beginning to wonder. The wait for an answer is now over as it has been announced that Mike Judge’s venture exploring the antics the Pied Piper team has one more shortened season to go.
The show was used to an 8-to-10-episode run in its first five seasons, but the upcoming one, now in production will only be seven episodes long and will likely take a look at how the characters move on from the startup they struggled, yet successfully, launched. Will they venture into bigger & better things on the ever-changing tech scene or perhaps make career changes? It is too soon to say.
What is not too early to say is that this seems like the right time to move on. In a quote, the executive producer/showrunners, Mike Judge and Alan Berg (pictured), stated –
“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 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.”
And Amy Gravitt, EVP, HBO Programming who said –
“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.”
Berg has been quite busy, of course, running BARRY with Bill Hader to great success and even some key actors have been busy during SILICON VALLEY’s downtime. Thomas Middleditch (the series’ Richard) has been on TV’s You’re the Worst and the recently released movie Godzilla: King of The Monsters. Kumail Nanjiani (the series’ Dinesh ) appears on the relaunched The Twilight Zone and the big screen’s MIB: International. Zach Woods (the series’ Jared) is in the upcoming HBO series AVENUE 5.
They, of course, will return alongside Martin Starr as Gilfoyle, Amanda Crew as Monica, Jimmy O. Yang as Jian-Yang, Suzanne Cryer as Laurie Bream, Matt Ross as Gavin Belson and Josh Brener as Big Head. We left them all cracking the cryptocurrency conundrum just in time for the fifth season to end, leaving them on a high note. Good luck team!