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Barry

Barry

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  • Premiered: 
    March 25, 2018
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  • Network: HBO
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Black/Dark)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Alec Berg & Bill Hader 
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  • Season 1
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Plot Synopsis

Created, executive produced and written by Alec Berg and series star Bill Hader, BARRY is a half-hour dark comedy series that centers on Barry, a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest. Barry's handler, Fuches, sends him to Los Angeles to execute a hit for the Chechen mob, led by Goran Pazar, and his right-hand man, NoHo Hank, a brutal but unfailingly polite sidekick. Barry's target: an aspiring actor who is having an affair with Pazar's wife. Barry follows his "mark" into an acting class taught by beloved teacher/guru Gene Cousineau, who takes Barry under his wing. Barry is instantly drawn to the group of students, especially Sally, a dedicated acting student. Barry wants to start a new life in the class, but the criminal world won't let him walk away so easily, especially when Fuches becomes alarmed to contemplate a future without his primary source of income.

Season 2 of BARRY premiered on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on HBO. Desperate to leave his violent past behind in favor of his newfound passion, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But getting out is messy. While Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren't the only forces at play. What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place? As Season 2 opens, Barry struggles to focus exclusively on the theater and his girlfriend and classmate Sally, hoping against hope to rid himself of the ties that bind him to the Chechen mob group now led by Noho Hank, who ascended to the top job after Barry whacked his boss last season. Although he's persuaded grieving acting coach Gene Cousineau to return to class, Barry is incapable of extricating himself from a violent criminal triangle involving the Chechen, Bolivian and Burmese underworlds -- not to mention some deeply suspicious LA detectives. Meanwhile, on the Midwest horizon looms Monroe Fuches, Barry's erstwhile boss, who has found it exceedingly difficult to hire a replacement in Cleveland as capable as his onetime ace assassin. In the season opener, "The Show Must Go On, Probably?," Barry tries to convince Sally nd the rest of the class to go ahead with a performance, despite the absence of teacher Gene Cousineau, who's grief-stricken after the disappearance of Detective Moss. With Goran gone, Noho Hank and Cristobal's new partnership faces growing pains and jealousy issues. Back in Cleveland, Fuches learns that replacement hitmen don't come easy
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On Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 10:22-11pm ET/PT, HBO premiered the Season 2 finale of BARRY, written by Alec Berg & Bill Hader and directed by Bill Hader. In the season ender, "berkman > block," Barry is out for vengeance. Noho Hank faces the looming threat of being sent home. Sally makes a split-second decision on the night of the acting class' big performance. Fuches turns to an unexpected source for help.

Five weeks earlier -- on Wednesday, April 10 -- HBO renewed BARRY for a third season.

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