In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Richard is an introverted computer programmer living in the Hacker Hostel start-up incubator along with his best friend, Big Head, pompous Gilfoyle and dry-witted Dinesh. These social misfits live under the watch of Erlich, a self-satisfied dotcom millionaire who lets them stay in his house for free – as long as he gets a ten percent stake in their projects.
Silicon Valley is currently airing its fourth season, but HBO announced today that it is renewing Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s tech comedy for a fifth season.
When the show does return, it’ll do so without one of its main characters, T.J. Miller’s Erlich Bachman, according to Vulture. Bachman owns the tech incubator that the show’s characters use, and it’ll be interesting to see how they move on without him. HBO explained that the decision for Miller to depart the show was a mutual one.