It sounds like Barry won’t be returning for a fifth season. The comedy will end with the upcoming fourth season, according to castmates Henry Winkler (above, right) and Anthony Carrigan.
Winkler, who plays eccentric acting coach Gene Cousineau, recently revealed that Barry is ending. When asked how long he thought the series would run, Winkler replied,
“Four. Because Bill [Hader] and Alec [Berg] never try to stretch. Now, I don’t mean like stretch by being better, I mean they never try to stuff something that doesn’t […] they don’t wanna push it.”
— Variety (@Variety) September 12, 2022
There’s been no official word from HBO but Carrigan, who plays endearing gangster NoHo Hank, confirmed the news during a recent podcast appearance, per TV Insider. When asked if season four would be the last for Barry, he simply said, “Yeah.”
— scary noho hank 🎃 (@wehohank_) October 19, 2022
Bill Hader teased that his character will not be able to go back to his regular life following the events seen at the end of season three, Hader told Vulture, “There’s only so long a guy can get away with this. I know I feel watching shows sometimes, ‘They’re trying to keep the thing going and now it’s getting ridiculous to keep the thing going.’”
HBO will announce a premiere date for season four of Barry at a later time.
What do you think? Are you sad to hear that Barry is ending on HBO?