HBO is pushing back the start of production on the sixth season of “Silicon Valley” in order to accommodate showrunner Alec Berg’s same responsibilities on “Barry.”
There is no word from HBO on when production on the new season of “Silicon Valley” will start, but TV Line reported it will likely be next summer, which could mean that the series may not return until 2020.
“As Alec Berg is a showrunner on both ‘Barry’ and ‘Silicon Valley,’ the schedule was structured to allow Alec to wrap on ‘Barry’ before starting work on ‘Silicon Valley,'” an HBO spokesperson said in a statement.
The move will likely take “Silicon Valley” out of contention for the Emmys, where it has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series each year. “Barry” won a pair of acting Emmys for its first season, one for Henry Winkler (Supporting) and for Hader.
“Silicon Valley” was created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler, and Dave Krinsky. Judge and Berg executive produce along with Clay Tarver, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally, Jim Kleverweis, and Jamie Babbit. Anthony King, Graham Wagner, and Ron Weiner are co-executive producers. Carrie Kemper, Carson Mell, Jonathan Dotan, Todd Silverstein and Josh Lieb are consulting producers.
The series stars Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods and Amanda Crew. Its most recent season was the first without T.J. Miller, who was one of the co-stars.