HBO's 'Silicon Valley' to end with season 6, creators promise 'fitting conclusion'

The final sixth season which is set to air with seven episodes sometime later this year is also the shortest season of the show


                            HBO's 'Silicon Valley' to end with season 6, creators promise 'fitting conclusion'

The forthcoming season of HBO's comedy series 'Silicon Valley' will be its last. Recently, it was revealed that 'Silicon Valley' will be coming to an end after running for six seasons on the network. The final sixth season which is set to air with seven episodes sometime later this year is also the shortest season of the show. 

Currently in pre-production, it was announced last year that the production for the sixth season will be delayed until the summer because of co-showrunner and executive producer Alec Berg's commitments to HBO's 'Barry.' 'Silicon Valley' premiered in 2014 and will join 'Game of Thrones' and 'Veep' as HBO's long-running series that aired their final seasons in 2019.

Episode 41 (season 5, episode 3), debut 4/8/18: Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Martin Starr, Thomas Middleditch. photo: Ali Paige Goldstein/HBO

"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 Six seems to be the fitting conclusion," said executive producers Mike Judge and Berg in a statement. "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." 

The series revolves around the founders of a tech startup called Pied Piper in Silicon Valley. It stars Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Amanda Crew, Jimmy O. Yang, Suzanne Cryer, Matt Ross, and Josh Brener. 'Silicon Valley' has been nominated for multiple Emmys including best comedy series and has won two of those awards in 2015. 

“It’s been quite a ride since the pilot, when Richard Hendricks’ algorithm first caught the eye of Peter Gregory and Gavin Belson,” said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming according to Variety. “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.”