The Bachmanity is coming to an end, as T.J. Miller is leaving HBO’s “Silicon Valley” after Season 4.
The actor has played grumpy entrepreneur Erlich Bachman on the Emmy-nominated comedy since its April 2014 launch. The series was picked up on Thursday for a fifth season.
“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, who won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for the role in 2015, also stars on Comedy Central’s “The Gorburger Show.” His standup special, “Meticulously Ridiculous,” airs on HBO next month.
He also continues to maintain a busy film career. He has a role in last year’s smash hit “Deadpool” and voices a character in “The Emoji Movie,” hitting theaters in July.
“Silicon Valley” also stars Thomas Middleditch (Richard), Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh), Zach Woods (Jared), Martin Starr (Gilfoyle) and Amanda Crew (Monica). It was created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, and focuses on five guys who launch a startup called Pied Piper.
The show’s Season 4 finale airs Sunday, June 25.