It feels like it’s been a long time coming, but Pied Piper seems like it’s finally about the shutdown. Maybe not literally, but the show that houses the fiction company, Silicon Valley, is officially coming to an end on HBO.
In a statement today, the network confirms that the upcoming 70episode season 6 will be the final chapter for this show. It’s getting a shortened final season order much in the same way that Veep did recently, but this should be enough time to wrap up most of the storylines and tie together some loose ends that are out there. This season will air on HBO later this year.
Here is what executive producers Mike Judge and Alec Berg said in a 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 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.”
We can’t exactly say that this is a surprise, as alluded to earlier, mostly because of the fact that the people associated with Silicon Valley have been very busy with other projects. Take, for example, Alec Berg working a lot with Bill Hader over on Barry, a show generating a ton of success at this point in its run. Meanwhile, the career of Kumail Nanjiani has surged following the success of his movie The Big Sick, and we know that he has a lot of projects, in particular, coming up. The show has certainly gone through its fair share of ups and downs, whether it be funny storylines, ebbs and flows for Pied Piper, or all of the supposed reasons why TJ Miller, who played Erlich on the show for many years, ultimately decided to depart earlier on its run.
So how are you going to end a show like Silicon Valley? That’s really a good question, and the one thing we do lament is that there’s not going to be some substantial period of time where you get to watch Richard Hendricks and the rest of the Pied Piper crew actually act like big dogs and tech giants. We understand that this was meant to be more of an underdog story from the get-go, but that was something that always appealed to us — you don’t often get to see people on television who are at the top. It’s more about the journey to get there.
We’re not entirely sure that Silicon Valley will even in with some of these characters at the top, given that they haven’t always done the most likable things throughout the series run. (Maybe some sort of TV karmic retribution is on the way?) The producers have just done a great job of making us laugh as they work in the pursuit of success, notoriety, and apparently the three-comma-club and doors that go “like this.”
What do you think about Silicon Valley season 6 being the final one for the HBO series? Be sure to let us know now in the comments.
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