Written by: Alex Green
Fans of Silicon Valley are reeling from the news that actor T.J. Miller is leaving the hit HBO show.
The thirty-five-year-old Miller, who plays the irascible and beloved pot-smoking Erlich Bachman, announced that he was exiting the program earlier today.
“I would love to do The Emoji Movie and things like that and have the time to develop animated features,” Miller told Entertainment Weekly of his decision. “I would like to keep offering up The Gorburger Show and letting people see a very different side of talk show guests. And that was a big part of why I said, ‘I’ve learned everything I can from this show. I would love to continue to be involved with it, if only because fans really do enjoy the show, and they seem to enjoy the character. But ultimately I just have to make more things and different things.’”
The Denver-born Miller who is a popular stand-up and voice actor, acknowledged that he’s leaving Silicon Valley at the show’s zenith, but argues the move will leave fans, “wanting more.” He went on to explain: “In comedy, you walk off-stage when the laughs are at their peak, and people go, ‘Wait, what? The show’s over? It’s just over like that?’ You leave them wanting more because you don’t ever want them to wish that there had been less.”