‘Silicon Valley:’ HBO Programming President Talks Future of Tech Comedy Beyond Season 6

The show’s delayed sixth season will debut later this year

“Silicon Valley” will return earlier than expected for its delayed sixth season, but don’t expect much more after that.

“I think your hunch is probably correct,” Casey Bloys told TheWrap when asked if the Mike Judge-created comedy was nearing its end. “I want to give them the chance to talk with the writers and see what’s there.”

Bloys explained that he does not necessarily want to the see show end — after all, it’s been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at the Emmys in each of its five seasons. It’s simply just the lifespan of any successful show.

“Generally, when we get to the fourth, fifth, sixth season of shows, we kind of put it to the creators and say ‘what do you think, where does this end, how do you want to do it.'”

Production was pushed back on the sixth season of the tech comedy to accommodate Berg’s duties on “Barry,” where he also serves as showrunner. The Bill Hader-led dark comedy has become an awards darling of its own, bagging a pair of acting wins at last year’s Emmys for its first season. While it was originally believed “Silicon Valley” would not come back until 2020, the comedy will return later this year.

“They’re in the writers’ room now, breaking the season,” Bloys added.

“Silicon Valley” has already undergone a few changes in the past few years, with co-star T.J. Miller departing after season 4. Fellow co-star Kumail Nanjiani is seeing his own star rise in the past few years, coming off the success of “The Big Sick.” He toplined the debut episode of CBS All Access’ “Twilight Zone” revival that premiered this month and will co-star with Dave Bautista in the action comedy “Stuber” this summer. He is also in talks with Marvel Studios to star in “The Eternals” alongside Angelina Jolie.

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