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.
HBO announced today that Silicon Valley will be ending after its upcoming sixth season. The news arrives over a year after the veteran comedy was picked up for Season 6, though it does not come as a complete surprise. Creator Mike Judge has in the past referred to a potential six-season run.
The half-hour series has had a solid run for the cable network since its 2014 premiere. It has garnered critical acclaim year in and year out, picking up numerous awards along the way. Its audience numbers have taken a noticeable hit in recent seasons, though, which likely factored into the decision to end it this year.