T.J. Miller is leaving Silicon Valley.
Earlier today HBO renewed comedy series Silicon Valley for its sixth season, but another announcement has come out dampening the excitement for the returning series. T.J. Miller, aka Erlich Bachman, aka the founder of Aviato, aka one-half of Bachmanity, will not be returning to the series next year.
“The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. will not return for season 5,” HBO said in a statement. “In Erlich Bachman, T.J. has brought to life an unforgettable character, and while his presence on the show will be missed, we appreciate his contribution and look forward to future collaborations.”
The rest of the cast, including, Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang and Suzanne Cryer, are expected to return.
Silicon Valley is currently airing its fifth season on HBO.