The race of Silicon Valley It has been a tumultuous one. While the show has been fairly well reviewed, it lost one of its main characters from the first season when actor Christopher Evan Welch died of lung cancer. The show also took a narrative turn after the fourth season when the controversial actor and comedian T.J. Miller left the show. Shortly after his departure, one of his castmates, Alice Wetterlund, said he was a "blasted and petulant brat".
Despite all the drama surrounding the show, its cast composed of Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr and Amanda Crew has provided constant laughter while mocking the culture of startups and venture capital in Silicon Valley. The show has been nominated and won several Emmys and other awards. When finished, it will be the third HBO program to air this year, after the end of game of Thrones Y Veep.