HBO has announced that the sixth and final season of ‘Silicon Valley‘ will return in October this year. But the network hasn’t revealed a specific release date for the long-awaited finale. Created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, ‘Silicon Valley’ garnered critical acclaim and audience praise for its quirky portrayal of the eponymous nerve center of the information technology boom. Described as a high-tech gold rush, the series depicts the diverse facets of life in Silicon Valley, through recurring themes like success, competition, aspirations, jealousy, and failure. During its five-season run, ‘Silicon Valley’ garnered five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series as well as two Golden Globe nominations in the Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy category.
“‘Silicon Valley’ has been a career and life highlight for us,” series executive producers and showrunners Mike Judge and Alec Berg said during the sixth and final season announcement in May. “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.”
The series features Thomas Middleditch as Richard, Zach Woods as Jared, Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh, 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. The plot follows Richard Hendricks, a tech entrepreneur who navigates through the cut-throat industry with his data-compression startup called ‘Pied Piper.’ Along with his friends, Hendricks struggles to device their strategy, market the app-based product and raise funds. Moreover, Pied Piper has to deal with a fierce competitor and tech giant, Hooli. As the story progresses Richard learns crucial lessons about the complexity of working as a team to realize a dream.
“It’s been quite a ride since the pilot when Richard Hendricks’ algorithm first caught the eye of Peter Gregory and Gavin Belson,” HBO’s Amy Gravitt is quoted as saying by Deadline in May. “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.”
Apart from Judge and Berg, who serve as executive producers, writers and directors, Clay Tarver, Lew Morton, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally, and Jim Kleverweis executive produce the series along with co-executive producers Ron Weiner, Sarah Walker and Daisy Gardner. (Cover Image Courtesy: HBO)