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Fans of HBO's Silicon Valley have been waiting many months to find out what's in store next for Richard and the other folks at Pied Piper. When the show was renewed for Season 5 back in May 2017, there was no indication of when exactly we could expect a new batch of episodes to hit the airwaves. Now, we finally have a premiere date, and it came with a brand new trailer previewing what's to come in the new season. Take a look!
Silicon Valley will debut its fifth season on Sunday, March 25 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO. The show has kept pretty quiet on what plot details to expect, although the cast has been confirmed. The Season 5 cast includes Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer, and Jimmy O. Yang. The trailer indicates that the characters will be up to their zany antics yet again as Pied Piper continues to develop.
Poor Richard obviously isn't going to have an easy time of things in Season 5. Judging by the new footage, I think it's safe to say that he hasn't suddenly gained confidence in the sphere of public speaking. In fact, when faced with the prospect of delivering a speech to a bunch of employees when he hadn't had time to prepare, he just fled to his office to vomit into a trash can. Unfortunately for him, his office just so happens to have glass walls, which means that all those employees watched their CEO fall on his knees and toss his cookies. Oh, Richard. At least Bertram and Dinesh enjoyed his failed speech.
The quick shot of a dead pig is certainly... well, perplexing, and it looks like the main characters might be forced to move out of their house now that Erlich is gone. Then again, the house has been a major setting over the years on Silicon Valley, and the show may not want to boot the guys out. We'll have to wait and see in a couple of months.
Of course, Silicon Valley is going to feel very different in Season 5 even if the guys aren't forced out of their house. Actor T.J. Miller shocked fans while Season 4 was airing when he announced that he was leaving the show, and Erlich was written out in the finale. Given some of what Miller has said about the show and his former co-workers in the aftermath of his departure, we may not want to expect him to ever be welcomed back with open arms for more appearances. It should be interesting to see how the show works without Erlich on board. Who knows? Maybe his absence will give the actors who stuck around to shine more than they were able to when he was in the mix.