Silicon Valley Season 6 Released Date, trailer, cast and more – HBO Exclusive
It’s been a long, turbulent road for software engineer Richard Hendricks and his file compression algorithm, but at the end of Silicon Valley’s fifth season, things were, thankfully, looking solid for him and his scrappy cohorts at startup Pied Piper. Their cryptocurrency PiedPiperCoin finally picked up some market traction and the gang toured the massive, multi-level digs where the expanding team will continue work on their decentralized internet. Will PiperNet really be the game-changer Pied Piper promised? Will it even live to score another user? And what will happen to our oft-embattled heroes?
We’ll find out when the sixth and final season of HBO’s Emmy-nominated comedy about flawed but lovable Northern California techies starts up in October.
Here’s what we know about season 6 so far.
When’s the release date?
After production delays, Silicon Valley returns to HBO on Sunday, Oct. 27.
How many episodes will there be?
The final season will be the shortest of the series. Season 6 will have just seven episodes in total compared with eight to ten episodes in previous seasons. Episodes will be available once per week.
The trailer released in August shows Richard testifying before Congress about the security of user data and looking even more awkward doing it than when Mark Zuckerberg did it back in 2018.
“He looks like a child in a messy custody hearing,” snarks Richard’s employee Gilfoyle (Martin Starr).
In addition to Richard’s bumbling testimony, the trailer shows Jian Yang (Jimmy O. Yang) confessing to doing something illegal and Hooli’s Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) seemingly ready to take on Amazon, asking, “Is it a river? Is it supposed to be a giant woman? It’s not clear!”
Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks
Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh Chugtai
Martin Starr as Bertram Gilfoyle
Zach Woods as Donald “Jared” Dunn
Jimmy O. Yang as Jian Yang
Matt Ross as Gavin Belson
Chris Williams as Hoover
Amanda Crew as Monica
Suzanne Cryer as Laurie Bream
Bernard White as Denpok
T.J. Miller starred as entrepreneur and incubator wrangler Erlich Bachman until his highly publicized exit from the show after season 4. We last saw him reclining in the Tibetan opium den where Gavin Belson left him, and there’s been no word on whether he might make a cameo in the final season.
What we know about the plot
Not too much, other than what we’ve seen in the trailer. We know Pied Piper’s internet “of the people, by the people and for the people” is influential enough to get Hendricks a seat before Congress and that Jian Yang is back, as straight-faced as ever. And we know Jared is having a tough time as Richard ascends from low-level programmer to high-profile CEO and seems to need his loyal adviser less than usual.
“Jared’s having to learn how to tolerate distance from Richard as the company grows,” Woods told me.
If the show sticks with its usual patterns, the Pied Piper team will face more obstacles on its way to success, but will likely triumph in the end, probably due some unforeseen, last-minute maneuvering.
“It ends with something unexpected and still very satisfying, at least for us.” Starr, who plays Bertram Gilfoyle, told me.
How can I watch?
To watch the final season, you’ll need a subscription to HBO (or a friend with one), but if you don’t have cable, you can pay for HBO Now, a streaming subscription version of HBO that doesn’t require a regular cable subscription (or even a TV). Not sure you’ll like it? You can stream HBO Now free for 30 days. And you can catch up on past seasons via HBO, Amazon Prime, iTunes and Hulu. In the UK, Silicon Valley is usually shown on Sky and Now TV.