Silicon Valley will come to an end with its 6th season. The final season will consist of just 7 episodes and is really coming to an end at the right time. While I’ll miss the show, it doesn’t really feel like something that needs to keep going at this point.

On the conclusion, showrunner Alec Berg:

“We’ll miss it desperately, but we’ve always let Pied Piper’s journey guide the way, and Season 6 seems to be the fitting conclusion. We are forever indebted to our incredible cast, crew and partners at HBO. At a certain point, there’s only so much we can do to make the world a better place.”

For US$3.4 million, you can own Tony Soprano’s house. While the pilot episode of The Sopranos was filmed at the house, future filming took place at a studio in Queens with only exterior shooting taking place at the house.

Most properties in the neighbourhood go for about $1-2 million, so the family that owns the house (and have done so since 1987) are inflating the value of the house due to its cultural value. Essentially you’re paying the extra $1.4 million to enjoy the experience of tourists taking selfies at the end of your driveway every morning.

Source: New York Times

At Apple’s WWDC event this week, the company is expected to announce the death of iTunes in favor of dedicated apps to handle all of your music, TV, movie, and podcast needs.

Source: Variety

You too can live in the world of your favourite TV show thanks to Ikea’s wide selection of products, as per this canny marketing campaign.

I am Jack’s Smirking Revenge.

Source: Campaign Live

The Alessi twins, as played by Gayle and Gillian Blakeney, are coming back to Neighbours. Expect to see them back on your telly in Australia and the UK this September.

Source: Radio Times

Scottish production company Bandicoot will bring The Masked Singer to TV in the UK.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

And finally…

Mondays are often a bit quiet for interesting screen culture news, so I’m kicking off a weekly TV calendar highlighting the big TV events of the coming week.

  • Returning June 5 is Black Mirror for a 3-episode 5th season.
  • Also returning June 5 in the US is The Handmaid’s Tale for its third season.
  • On Friday is the third season return of Designated Survivor, with the show now being made for Netflix.
  • Debuting on Friday is Netflix film I Am Mother. It is an Australian-American sci-fi film shot in Adelaide, Australia. It stars Hilary Swank and Rose Byrne.