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 has been renewed for a sixth season. The good news comes three week's into the the long-running comedy's fifth-season.
Created by Mike Judge, the award-winning half-hour series continues to garner critical acclaim year in and year out. Its audience numbers, though, have taken a noticeable hit in Seasons 4 and 5, having dropped roughly half of its viewers compared to its first three seasons.
Partially inspired by Judge's experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late '80s, the comedy follows the lives of a group of high tech workers in the Palo Alto area of California. While this group of social outcasts may be the most qualified to succeed in this modern environment, they are not necessarily capable of handling the success.
Look for Season 6 of Silicon Valley in the spring of 2019.