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Silicon Valley Called on by the U.S. Senate in Its Final Season

Season five of Silicon Valley aired during what turned out to be an extremely weird time last year, considering Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate just two weeks after the premiere and execs from both Facebook and Twitter testified a few months after the show’s season finale aired on television. “When we started this show it was about, can these people succeed in a top business and can they make money and can they make their dreams come true?” Silicon Valley executive producer Alex Berg told Vulture last year. “Now, as we get deeper and deeper into all the dark, nefarious shit that the Googles and Facebooks of the world are actually doing, trading on people’s information and possibly changing the course of American political history and thus global political history, you could make an argument that — without disappearing up my own ass — these guys are fighting to save the world in a way now.”

There’s no better quote to sum up the short teaser HBO dropped today of Silicon Valley’s upcoming sixth and final season, in which Thomas Middleditch’s character gets his turn in the political hot seat and, well, he struggles just a liiiiittle bit, but he does manage to set a huge goal: “I promise I will end this tyranny by creating an internet of the people, by the people, and for the people, so help me God.” Check out the teaser trailer above, then catch the rest when Silicon Valley returns for one final round on Sunday, October 27 at 10 p.m.

Silicon Valley Called on by U.S. Senate in Its Final Season