The hit HBO series “Barry” is getting a third season. The network confirmed the renewal shortly after the show’s second-season premiere, announcing another season of mishaps for the character. The renewal was confirmed by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. Hader stars alongside Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, and Henry Winkler.
Alec Berg and Bill Hader created the comedy series; the second season began on HBO back on March 31st and has eight-episodes.
The show has been a hit for HBO, “Barry” received three Emmys for its first season last September. Those wins included 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.
HBO teased the second season adding, “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?”
More people might be tuning in to “Barry” in the future once all the “Game of Thrones” fans renew their HBO subscription. The fantasy drama series is coming back for the final season later this week. If you haven’t set a reminder yet, “Game of Thrones” returns on April 14th. If you can’t stream the premiere, now is a good time to start muting your social-media feeds to avoid the spoilers.
Fans of Hader will hear his voice in the upcoming animated-comedy “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” the actor is also featured in the upcoming horror-thriller “IT: Chapter 2” from Warner Bros. Pictures.
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