Thomas Middleditch guested on “Conan” Monday, and the “Silicon Valley” lead told the TBS comic how he wants his HBO sitcom to end.
“I hope that it’ll be in some way bittersweet,” Middleditch said. “Much like in the show, every victory has a thing — a consequence.”
Get on that, writers’ room — “Silicon Valley” is set to end with its upcoming sixth season.
“The show is perpetually going, ‘Yay, we did it!’ while someone runs by and goes, ‘Haha, gotcha in the nuts!’” Middleditch accurately told Conan O’Brien. “And that’s the show.”
O’Brien was quick to point out that whole “nuts” thing is “not in a pleasurable way.”
Right, not that.
Watch Middleditch’s “Conan” interview via the video above.
“‘Silicon Valley’ has been a career and life highlight for us,” showrunners Mike Judge and Alec Berg said in a joint statement on Friday. “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. We are forever indebted to our incredible cast, crew, and partners at HBO. At a certain point, there’s only so much we can do to make the world a better place.”
“It’s been quite a ride since the pilot, when Richard Hendricks’ algorithm first caught the eye of Peter Gregory and Gavin Belson,” HBO Programming EVP Amy Gravit added at the time. “In the meantime, our culture’s entire relationship with technology has been transformed, and Alec and Mike’s meticulous storytelling has managed to stay ahead of it every step of the way. This type of comedic chemistry, both behind and in front of the camera, is rarely found. ‘Silicon Valley’ is just the beginning of many more collaborations with these hilarious writers and performers, as well as our standout crew.”