‘Silicon Valley’ Season 6 will be the last go for Pied Piper. It makes total sense as the story has almost worn off and the showrunner Alec Berg is more focused on Barry.
‘Silicon Valley’ was created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler, and Dave Krinsky, and executive produced by co-creators Judge and Berg, joined by Clay Tarver, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally, Jim Kleverweis, with co-executive producers Jamie Babbit, Anthony King, Graham Wagner, and Ron Weiner.
We’ll find out about the destiny of Pied Piper in the final season of HBO’s Emmy-nominated multi-cam comedy about the gang of lovable Californian techies in October. Here we’ll tell you everything we know.
What’s the release date?
HBO announced that ‘Silicon Valley’ Season 6 will air from October 27, after plenty of production delays. The final season will consist of seven episodes. This means it’ll be the shortest season of the show, as the other five seasons had between 8 and 10 episodes.
Season 6 was generally viewed as the last season of the show. Mike Judge, one of the show’s co-creators implied it some time ago in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “Season five would be the second-to-last, yeah. That’s how we were talking when we were setting up this season finale, just to help us in the writing. But you never know. It could be that it gets to six and someone has some idea.”
Is there a trailer?
Yes. And the first sneak peek, released in August, shows that Richard and Pied Piper have unlocked a new level of influence: Congressional hearings. This is a clear reference to Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing some time ago. Check the trailer:
Oh, boy, does Richard looks awkward during his testimony. “He looks like a child in a messy custody hearing,” says Richard’s employee Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) in the trailer. Aside from the testimony, the trailer shows Jian Yang (Jimmy O. Yang) confessing to illegalities, and Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) apparently ready to take o Amazon.
The series focuses on the awkward outcasts behind the video compression startup, ‘Pied Piper’. All of them are tabbed to return for Season 6: Thomas Middletich as Richard Hendricks; Martin Starr as Bertram Gilfoyle; Zach Woods as Jared Dunn, and Kimail Nanjiani as Dinesh Chugtai.
They’ll be joined by Jimmy O. Yang as Jian Yang, Matt Ross as Gavin Belson, Chris Williams playing Hoover, Suzanne Cryer as Laurie Bream, and Bernard White as Denpok.
T.J. Miller starred as entrepreneur and incubator wrangler Erlich Bachman until his highly publicized exit from the show after season 4. We last saw him reclining in the Tibetan opium den where Gavin Belson left him, and there’s been no word on whether he might make a cameo in the final season.
T.J. Miller who played Erlich Bachman, the always-high Pied Piper creative man exited the show after Season 4, which in retrospect seems good for the producers, considering the constant controversies that have persecuted Miller since. The last time we knew of him, he was in the Tibetan opium dem where Gavin left him, and we don’t know if he’ll make a cameo for the last season.
What do we know about the plot?
At the end of Season 5, things were turning around for Richard Hendricks and the Pied Piper boys. Their cryptocoin PiedPiperCoin picked up some market traction and they were seeing giant digs to continue working on decentralized internet, so Season 6 will probably start where Season 5 left us off and close these plotlines.
We don’t know much about the plot aside from what we see on the trailer. At least we know the proposal of Pied Piper’s decentralized internet “of the people, by the people and for the people” is significant enough to get him to testify before Congress.
“Silicon Valley has been a career and life highlight for us,” showrunners and creators Mike Judge and Alec Berg said in May when HBO announced that Season 6 would be the last. “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.”
What’s next for the creators?
Mike Judge received to comedy orders from HBO. One of them is QualityLand, based on a satirical dystopian novel written by Marc-Uwe Kling, that tells the story of “humanity’s struggle against the tyranny of convenience — but funny.” He’ll be the executive producer and co-writer. The other Judge’s show for HBO is A5, a limited series about a bioengineer that discovers the gene that turns people into assholes.
In the meantime, Alec Berg will continue working on the award-winning, critically-acclaimed, dark comedy ‘Barry’, which he co-created with the show’s protagonist, Bill Hader.