2019 was already set to be a year of farewells for several long-running HBO shows with Veep, Game of Thrones, and the soon to air Deadwood Movie all bidding adieu. Well, we can now add the Pied Piper team to the list as Silicon Valley is going offline before the end of the year. In a shared statement from showrunners Alec Berg & Mike Judge, the duo had this to say about the end of the series;
“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.”
HBO executive vice president of Programming, Amy Gravitt, added;
“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 final season will be shortest run of the series to date with seven half-hour episodes slated to start production later this year. We already knew season six would be delayed owing to Alec Berg's commitments on the sinfully good Barry starring Bill Hader, but fans will be disappointed that the end is nigh for Pied Piper.
Silicon Valley will return to HBO later this year.