Silicon Valley just earned a season 5 renewal at HBO today, but one of the series’ main stars will not be returning for the next batch of episodes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, T.J. Miller (who plays Erlich Bachman) will not be returning next season, which HBO confirmed today with the below statement:
The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. will not return for season 5. 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.
Miller has been very busy these days between Silicon Valley, The Emoji Movie, and his upcoming HBO standup special Meticulously Ridiculous, not to mention his very own Comedy Central show The Gorburger Show, which premiered on the network last month.