Barry is HBO’s latest dark comedy, featuring Bill Hader as an expert assassin who wants to branch out from his career of hired hits and dabble in some acting. Hilarity ensues.
Here is the trailer:
BARRY is a dark comedy starring Bill Hader as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an aspiring actor. Barry follows his “mark” into an acting class and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theater scene. He wants to start a new life as an actor, but his criminal past won’t let him walk away — can he find a way to balance both worlds?
It looks fun, Bill Hader looks great as usual. Hopefully this is a hit for Hader, who is one of the more underrated recent SNL alums. Nothing has stuck yet, outside of his IFC work with Fred Armisen, but this has the most potential so far.
Aside from Hader, Barry also stars Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler. Barry is also Hader’s directorial debut; it will be here March 25 on HBO.