The comedy will say good-bye this year with a shortened run.
May 31, 2019
HBO announced today that Silicon Valley will be ending after its upcoming sixth season. The news arrives over a year after the veteran comedy was picked up for Season 6, though it does not come as a complete surprise. Creator Mike Judge has in the past referred to a potential six-season run.
The half-hour series has had a solid run for the cable network since its 2014 premiere. It has garnered critical acclaim year in and year out, picking up numerous awards along the way. Its audience numbers have taken a noticeable hit in recent seasons, though, which likely factored into the decision to end it this year.
Partially inspired by Judge's experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late '80s, the comedy follows the lives of a group of high tech workers in the Palo Alto area of California. While this group of social outcasts may be the most qualified to succeed in this modern environment, they are not necessarily capable of handling the success.
Seven episodes have been ordered for the final season of Silicon Valley, which will be its shortest season to-date. Look for a premiere later this year.
Veep set a high bar with its run and superb finale this year. We better get some funny jian yang shenanigans this season.
Anyway, the show is in a perfect place to end. The last thing they need is for it to overstay its welcome. At least this was (we hope) one of of those shows that was good from the pilot until the end. A funny, talented cast, and great writing.