(Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday’s “Silicon Valley” season finale)
After T.J. Miller’s final “Silicon Valley” episode aired on Sunday, the actor told The Hollywood Reporter that he is not a fan of Alec Berg, co-showrunner of the HBO comedy.
The episode ended with Miller’s character, cantankerous entrepreneur Erlich Bachman, stuck in a drug house in Tibet. When asked whether he talked to Berg about other possible directions for Erlich, Miller made it clear that he is closer with co-creator Mike Judge and writer Clay Tarver than with Berg.
“I didn’t talk to Alec because I don’t like Alec, but I think Mike Judge and Clay Tarver are brilliant,” Miller said.
He added about Berg: “He went to Harvard, and we all know those kids are f–ing idiots. That Crimson trash. Those comedy writers in Hollywood are f–ing Harvard graduates, and that’s why they’re smug as a bug.”
The actor said that in television there is typically “one element that is very challenging, frustrating. It’s an obstacle, right? … Alec was that for me, and I think I was that for Alec.”
On Monday, Miller tweeted a list of his numerous upcoming projects, including various films and his Comedy Central series, “The Gorburger Show,” to apparently point out that he has a busy schedule.
On Monday, Miller tweeted a list of his numerous upcoming projectsto apparently point out that he has a busy schedule. This included various films and his Comedy Central series, “The Gorburger Show.”
— t.j. miller (@nottjmiller) June 26, 2017
Co-star Thomas Middleditch previously told TheWrap that Miller’s exit could have been “handled differently.” He said about Miller, “There’s been articles, ‘too big for the show,’ but that’s one way of putting it, that’s for sure.”
Zach Woods, who plays the docile Jared on “Silicon Valley,” previously told TheWrap that Miller’s exit “wasn’t a great surprise.” Woods added, “I love T.J., and I love Erlich — I think that character is super funny. I’m excited to see what he’ll do coming up.”
In an interview with TheWrap, Miller said that reading the finale script made him realize the timing was right to walk away.
“It was an a-ha moment — they had given me this out,” said Miller. “So that was my a-ha moment with, ‘I could do something unexpected, something dynamic.'”
Berg previously told TheWrap that the finale was written in the way it was because producers “kind of had a sense that this might be the end of the road for him.”
Berg declined to comment when contacted by TheWrap on Monday.