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How Will Death of Actor Affect HBO Series? TheWrap

The recent death of one of the cast members on an HBO series became a topic of discussion during the show's panel Thursday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

Mike Judge, the creator of HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” said at the presentation for the show that the death of actor Christopher Evan Welch won’t impact the story line of the comedy’s first season, reports TheWrap.com.

Judge and executive producer Alec Berg did have to rewrite some scenes, but it didn’t impact the story, the piece notes. Still, Berg pointed out that Welch's absence could impact later seasons, if the show is renewed.

“Should there be subsequent seasons … he’s a character that we don’t have in our arsenal anymore,” Berg said.

He added, “[Welch] was incredible and we loved writing for him.”

Welch, 48, had lung cancer. As previously reported, he died in December. He had a regular role on the AMC series “Rubicon” and was the narrator in Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

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