HBO’s biting tech sector satire Silicon Valley is coming to an finish with its sixth season slated to air later this year, according to Variety.
The show follows the borderline absurd struggles and occasional successes of a group of startup staff attempting to maneuver the globe of tech, safe funding, and beat out rival goods from the giant, soulless corporations attempting to crush them. It’s aired considering the fact that April of 2014, and it was conceived by Beavis and Butt-Head creator and King of the Hill co-creator Mike Judge, a former personal computer programmer who executive produces it alongside Seinfeld alum and Barry co-creator Alec Berg.
Silicon Valley centers on major character Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch), a software program engineer who occurs to invent a new type of file compression that leads him and his fellow startup staff, Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) and Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani), on a journey toward attempting to make a paradigm-shifting new solution they describe as a “new internet.” Comedian TJ Miller was also a major cast member as the washed-up entrepreneur Erlich Bachman, till he was written off the show at the finish of season four.
Along the way, Silicon Valley has managed to give sharp and timely commentary on the true-life Silicon Valley and all of the typically ludicrous conditions, stereotypes, and trends that come out of the Northern California tech hub. Over the years, on the other hand, as tech has ballooned into 1 of the most highly effective industries on the planet and society has taken a additional adversarial stance against it, the show’s additional lighthearted and satiric method has struggled to preserve up with the darker and impossibly rapidly-moving reality of the true deal.
At the finish of the fifth season, Pied Piper manages to prevent ceding manage of its new, unprecedented network to competing Hooli, the show’s comical composite of Facebook and Google, and a double-crossing rival in China. That outcomes in a uncommon bit of optimistic good results for the group as their virtual currency starts taking off and Pied Piper can lastly commence expanding.
Yet it’ll be intriguing to see how it wraps up in the sixth season, which is scheduled to be its shortest ever with just seven episodes. Judge and Berg have a tendency to favor a sitcom-inspired reset method to storytelling, wherein no matter how far the characters go or how dire the consequences appear, Richard and crew eventually finish up back at square 1 thanks ordinarily to some unforeseen and miraculous occasion that avoids disaster, but also wipes away any true progress produced. Having to tie it up with each other neatly, and in so quick a time, will inevitably be a challenge. Silicon Valley will be the third higher-profile HBO show, soon after Game of Thrones and Veep, to finish this year.
“Silicon Valley has been a profession and life highlight for us,” Berg and Judge stated in a joint statement offered to Variety. “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.”