‘Silicon Valley’ has been renewed for season 5 but one of the key cast members is not returning…
It’s a good news, bad news kind of day for ‘Silicon Valley’.
On Thursday, the critically acclaimed comedy from creators Mike Judge and Alec Berg was renewed for season 5 on HBO.
Unfortunately the renewal also came with some bad news because T.J. Miller, who plays tech incubator owner Erlich Bachman will be leaving the series at the end of season 4.
“The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. will not return for season 5,” HBO said in a statement. “In Erlich Bachman, T.J. has brought to life an unforgettable character, and while his presence on the show will be missed, we appreciate his contribution and look forward to future collaborations.”
Miller has been an integral part of ‘Silicon Valley’ for the first 4 seasons as the entrepreneur who hosts tech innovators in his home for a piece of the profits for any applications they might create.
It’s tough to imagine how ‘Silicon Valley’ will deal with his exit considering Miller’s character has such a huge role on the show, but from all accounts the rest of the major cast including — Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang and Suzanne Cryer — are expected to return for season 5.
Miller isn’t at a loss for work these days with a comedy special about to debut on HBO as well as several films including work on Steven Spielberg’s new film ‘Ready Player One’ as well as the sequel to the hugely popular film ‘Deadpool’ due out in 2018.
‘Silicon Valley’ will wrap up season 4 on HBO on June 25.