‘Silicon Valley’ to end with Season 6 on HBO

The upcoming sixth season of “Silicon Valley” will be the HBO comedy’s last, Variety has learned.

The final season will be an abbreviated seven episode run, making it the shortest season of the show. “Silcon Valley” is currently in pre-production and is slated to debut later this year. It had been announced late last year that production on the season would be delayed until this summer due to co-showrunner and executive producer Alec Berg’s commitments to fellow HBO comedy “Barry.”

“’Silicon Valley’ has been a career and life highlight for us,” said Berg and fellow co-showrunner/executive producer Mike Judge. “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 follows the founders of a tech startup in Silicon Valley called Pied Piper. It stars Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Amanda Crew, Jimmy O. Yang, Suzanne Cryer, Matt Ross, and Josh Brener. The show has been nominated for multiple Emmys throughout its run, including best comedy series. It has won two of the awards to date, both 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.  “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 series was created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler, and Dave Krinsky. Judge and Berg executive produce along with Clay Tarver, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally, Jim Kleverweis, Lew Morton, and Jamie Babbit. Ron Weiner, Sarah Walker, and Daisy Gardner are co-executive producers.

This marks the latest HBO mainstay series to sign off in 2019. Both the critically-acclaimed political comedy “Veep” and the megahit fantasy series “Game of Thrones” aired their series finales earlier this month.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Thomas Middleditch and T. J. Miller attend HBO's post Golden Globe Awards party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: (L-R) Executive producer Alec Berg, actors Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller speak onstage during the "Silicon Valley" FYC Panel at Linwood Dunn Theater on May 15, 2016 in Los Angeles City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: (L-R) Creator Mike Judge, executive producer Alec Berg, actors Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller and Zach Woods speak onstage during the "Silicon Valley" FYC Panel at Linwood Dunn Theater on May 15, 2016 in Los Angeles City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: Actors Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller speak onstage during the "Silicon Valley" FYC Panel at Linwood Dunn Theater on May 15, 2016 in Los Angeles City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: (L-R) Actors Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Stephen Tobolowsky and Zach Woods attendsthe "Silicon Valley" FYC Panel at Linwood Dunn Theater on May 15, 2016 in Los Angeles City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: (L-R)Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, Amanda Crew, T.J. Miller, Tammy Dahlstrom, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jimmy O. Yang, guest and Josh Brener arrive at Cinefamily Presents Scene Screening And Q&A For HBO's "Silicon Valley" at Cinefamily on March 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: (L-R)Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, Amanda Crew, T.J. Miller, Tammy Dahlstrom, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jimmy O. Yang, guest and Josh Brener arrive at Cinefamily Presents Scene Screening And Q&A For HBO's "Silicon Valley" at Cinefamily on March 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: (L-R)Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, Amanda Crew, T.J. Miller, Tammy Dahlstrom, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jimmy O. Yang, guest and Josh Brener arrive at Cinefamily Presents Scene Screening And Q&A For HBO's "Silicon Valley" at Cinefamily on March 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 18: (L-R) Actors Kumail Nanjiani, Amanda Crew, Martin Starr, Thomas Middleditch and Zach Woods attend the 2018 PaleyFest screening of HBO's "Silicon Valley" at The Dolby Theatre on March 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 18: Actor / Comedian Kumail Nanjiani attends the 2018 PaleyFest screening of HBO's "Silicon Valley" at The Dolby Theatre on March 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 18: Mike Judge, Kumail Nanjiani, Amanda Crew, Martin Starr, Thomas Middleditch, Alec Berg, and Zach Woods attend the 2018 PaleyFest Los Angeles - HBO's 'Silicon Valley' at Dolby Theatre on March 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: (L-R) Executive Producer Alec Berg, EVP, HBO Amy Gravitt, Co-creator and executive producer Mike Judge, actors Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Jimmy O. Yang, Matt Ross, Amanda Crew, Thomas Middleditch, and Andy Daly at HBO's "Silicon Valley" - FYC on April 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: (L-R) Actors Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew, and Kumail Nanjiani at HBO's "Silicon Valley" - FYC on April 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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