The HBO drama ‘Barry’, starring its creator Bill Hader as a hitman pursuing life as an actor in Los Angeles, will end after its upcoming fourth season, HBO announced in a press release, on Tuesday.
The teaser shows the aftermath of the Season 3 finale, with Hader as Barry Berkman, an Ohioan hitman who comes to Los Angeles for a job, but ends up seeking redemption after finding community in an acting class, now in prison, thanks to his former acting teacher Gene Cousineau (Henry Winkler).
Even after the idea for the ending of “Barry” had come to Hader, he said during that time he’d find himself thinking, “but we have such a good time doing it!” Hader, the “Barry” creative team and HBO certainly have plenty of reasons to keep the show going.
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The final season, which consists of eight episodes, premieres two new episodes April 16 with a new episode debuting every following Sunday until the series finale on May 28. Episodes will be available to stream on HBO Max.
“It’s been an amazing journey making this show, and it’s bittersweet that the story has come to its natural conclusion,” Hader, said in a statement.
Amy Gravitt, the executive vice president of HBO and HBO Max Comedy Programming, added in a statement: “After three masterful seasons of ‘Barry’, we are eager for viewers to see the powerful, complex and hilarious conclusion to Barry Berkman’s story.
It has been a pleasure working with this immensely talented team including Bill Hader, Alec Berg, Aida Rodgers and the entire exceptional cast and crew.” Season 3 of “Barry” premiered to rave reviews in April of last year, and overall, the show has been nominated for 44 Emmys, winning nine.
In 2018, Henry Winkler won an Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for his performance as Gene Cousineau, an eccentric acting teacher, on the show.
Hader also won Emmys for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series in 2018 and 2019 for his work on the show. “Barry” also stars Stephen Root as Monroe Fuches, Sarah Goldberg as Sally and Anthony Carrigan as Noho Hank.
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