Barry hasn’t been killed of yet. Today, HBO announced they’ve renewed the TV show for a third season.
Th dark comedy stars Bill Hader as Barry, a hit man who discovers a passion for acting. The cast also includes Henry Winkler, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, and Anthony Carrigan.
Although Barry doesn’t have the highest ratings, it’s not that surprising HBO has renewed the series given its critical acclaim. Season one nabbed the TV show two Emmys for Hader and Winkler’s performances.
Read more info from HBO below:
Following its recent second-season premiere, HBO has renewed the hit comedy series BARRY for a third season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming.
Created by Alec Berg & Bill Hader, who stars in the title role, BARRY launched its eight-episode second season March 31. This season, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But while Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren’t the only forces at play. What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place?
Other Season 2 cast regulars include: Stephen Root as Barry’s handler, who is alarmed to contemplate a future without his primary source of income; Sarah Goldberg as a dedicated acting student who becomes the object of Barry’s affection; Anthony Carrigan as an unfailingly polite mobster; and Henry Winkler as a pompous yet endearing acting teacher who takes Barry under his wing.
BARRY received three Emmys® for its first season last September: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Henry Winkler); and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation.
Season two credits: BARRY was created by Alec Berg & Bill Hader; executive produced by Alec Berg & Bill Hader; co-executive producer, Aida Rodgers; consulting producer, Liz Sarnoff; supervising producer, Emily Heller; producers, Julie Camino, Jason Kim; co-producers, Duffy Boudreau, Amy Solomon.”
What do you think? Have you seen Barry? Are you glad it’s coming back?