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. 

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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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Nick Harley is a tortured Cleveland sports fan, thinks Douglas Sirk would have made a killer Batman movie, Spider-Man should be a big-budget HBO series, and Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson should direct a script written by one another. For more thoughts like these, read Nick’s work here at Den of Geek or follow him on Twitter.