Barry Season 3 Release Date, News and More

HBO has ordered a third season of Bill Hader's half-hour hitman dramedy Barry. Get all of the news on Barry Season 3 here!

Bill Hader and Henry Winkler on HBO's Barry

HBO’s Barry, which we named our favorite new show in 2018 and recently wrapped its excellent second season, will live to see a third season, Variety reports.

Starring Bill Hader as an assassin, who in the midst of an existential crisis, turns to acting, Barry is a tragicomic powerhouse, able to elicit laughs with zany characters like Anthony Carrigan’s NoHank and Emmy-winner Henry Winkler’s Gene Cousineau, while delivering gut-punches and unglamorous violence at a steady clip.  In the second season, Barry tries to more fully integrate himself into the acting world while his past, and his own conscious, continue to haunt him. 

Barry’s second, eight-episode season concluded in May, following last year’s eight-episode order. It’s safe to assume that a third season will have a similar episode count and that we’ll have an idea on when to expect the third outing sometime after the May finale. The series is co-created by Hader and Alec Berg (Silicon Valley) and also stars Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, and The Good Place’s D’Arcy Carden and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. In addition to Winkler winning a Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Emmy as Cousinea, the show also netted Hader an award for Best Actor in a Comedy and an Emmy for Best Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama series (half-hour).

Barry Season 3 Release Date

While a release date for Barry Season 3 is still unknown, both seasons 1 and 2 premiered at the tail end of March, so a March 2020 start date for the series is a safe bet. With Game of Thrones over, Barry will likely have a new lead in, but perhaps a new, hottly anticipated series like Watchman could fill that role. Regardless, we’ll update this space as soon as a concrete date is announced. 

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