Nanjiani also pointed out that it was the choice of the creators to end the series now. “These guys have had this ending planned for a long time – since the beginning,” he said. “That’s why they want to end the show, because they feel it’s a good ending point. I bet the ending’s going to be great.”
Nanjiani revealed that he hasn’t actually read the scripts for the final handful of episodes, as Season 6 is still in the early stages of development. “I’m not privy to it quite yet, but I could ask them,” he said. “I’ve read the first couple episodes, so I sort of know where the season is headed, but I’m not privy to the finale yet.”
HBO may be eager to avoid the controversy stirred up by the Game of Thrones finale. While the final episode was the most-watched in the series’ history, it also proved to be one of the most divisive. A fan petition to rewrite and reshoot Season 8 has gathered over a million signatures.
Silicon Valley hasn’t been without troubles of its own recently. Nanjiani’s co-star TJ Miller abruptly left the series after Season 4. Creator/executive producer Mike Judge later revealed the reason for Miller’s departure, telling The Hollywood Reporter, “[It’s] not fun to work with someone who doesn’t want to be there, [especially when] they’re one of the main people and you’ve got however many crewmembers and extras and people who are [not paid as well] and they’re all showing up before 7 a.m., and then are just like, ‘Oh, OK, we’re not shooting today.'”
Silicon Valley Season 6 is expected to premiere on HBO in late 2019.
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