Silicon Valley Goes Out On A High With Sixth Season Finale
Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch on series finale: "Bittersweet ending is perfect"
Silicon Valley just wrapped up its sixth and final season on HBO. The Emmy-nominated Silicon Valley has been created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler, and Dave Krinsky. The show premiered in 2014 and has stayed true to its roots ever since. Silicon Valley never strayed from its core story which was about the pursuit of success in the tech world. The finale also features a cameo by Silicon Valley fan Bill Gates.
While fans of the series will be sad to see it go, showrunners Mike Judge and Alec Berg are certain that it is time to close the doors on the critically acclaimed HBO comedy. “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.”
The popular show is based on programmer Richard Hendricks and his wacky team of coders who all want to create the next big technical marvel without the interference of Big Tech. It stars 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.
Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch says of the finale, “I’m really happy with how it ended. Series finales are tough and this one was so satisfying. Where Richard ends up in a classic ‘Silicon Valley’ bittersweet ending is perfect.”
Series co-creator Mike Judge has roughly based Silicon Valley on his own experiences working as an engineer in the 1980s. Mike Judge and Alex Berg sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss why the felt like it was time to end the iconic comedy series. “When we started out, it was absurd in more of a funny way … but it has gotten a little more serious now,” says Judge. “Facebook’s motto back then was ‘move fast and break things,’ and it’s little less cute now that they actually have moved fast and broken things.”