'Barry' season 3: Release date, cast, plot and everything else you need to know about the 'next GoT'
With season 2 on air, HBO has announced another season of 'Barry', as the hit-man struggles to break away from the world of crime
Just two weeks after the premiere of the second season, 'Barry' has been renewed for a third by HBO. The show that was critically acclaimed right after it debuted has a massive fanbase and has also been addressed as "the next Game of Thrones". Fans are super excited about how hitman-turned-actor Barry's life is progressing in the second season of the show, and the news of the next season served as the cherry to top it off. The show picked up three Emmy Awards for its first season: best actor in a comedy for Bill Hader, best supporting actor in a comedy series for Henry Winkler, and best sound mixing for a comedy or drama series and animation.
With a third season on the cards, here is all you need to know:
Season 3 of 'Barry' has not yet been assigned a release date by HBO. The previous two seasons premiered at the end of March, series one in 2018 and series two this year. HBO announced the next season on April 10 in a tweet: "The show must go on because it has literally been renewed. #Barry is coming back for season 3!"
The main cast will be returning for season 3 of 'Barry', with Bill Hader returning to play the show's central character, Barry Berkman, for which he won an Emmy in 2018. An American comedian, actor, voice actor, producer, writer, and director, he is known for his work as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live', 'South Park' and the parody series 'Documentary Now!'.
Henry Winkler, who also won an Emmy for best supporting actor in 2018 will reprise his role as acting teacher Gene Gousineu. Winkler, who is an actor, comedian, director, producer, and author, is well-known for his role of greaser Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, the breakout character of the 1970s American sitcom 'Happy Days'.
Stephen Root will come back as Barry’s Handler and Sarah Goldberg as Sally Reed, Barry’s love interest. Anthony Carrigan will return in his role as gangster Noho Hank.
We are also expecting to see Paula Newsome coming back on the show as Detective Janice Moss, Darrell Britt-Gibson as Jermaine Jefrint and Robert Curtis Brown as Mike Hallman, although there is no official confirmation on this.
The dark comedy series is co-created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. They also serve as executive producers on the show. Aida Rodgers co-executive produces, with Liz Sarnoff serving as consulting producer. Emily Heller is supervising producer, with Julie Camino and Jason Kim producing. Duffy Boudreau and Amy Solomon are co-producers.
Season 1 of 'Barry' followed former US Marine Barry Berkman, who works as a hit-man in the midwest. The narrative takes off with Barry discovering his passion for acting when he goes to Los Angeles as part of his job. In the second season, we see Barry trying to completely detach himself from the world of contract-killing and fully pursue his acting career. In the struggle, he discovers that there is more than just a few factors that he had initially addressed, that are keeping him in his hit-man job.
While it is difficult to say what events may unfold in Barry's life in season 3 — as the second season has just begun airing, let's hope that the hit-man finally does manage to break away from the world of crime.
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