T.J. Miller‘s Silicon Valley character, Erlich Bachman is one of the coolest and dumbest of the bunch. He’s a hilariously irritating character and sadly, he won’t be back for the fifth season of HBO’s comedy series. HBO confirmed the Miller’s departure with the following 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.”
So why did Miller leave? He’s just got too busy working on other projects. He just launched a new series on Comedy Central called The Gorberger Show, he’s coming back for Deadpool 2, and he’s going to be super busy promoting his next film, The Emoji Movie. and more projects include Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One, a western called Walden, a thriller called Underwater, and How to Train Your Dragon 3.
Rest of the cast Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang and Suzanne Cryer, they will all return.
It is a sad news for me and for the fans of Erlich Bachman but my best wishes are with the actor for all his future endeavors.