It is officially being reported by Variety that the hit HBO dark comedy Barry has been renewed for a fourth season. The Emmy-winning series is currently in the midst of airing its third season, airing on HBO and HBO Max. The series stars Bill Hader in the titular role as he also serves as the show’s co-creator with Alec Berg. The main ensemble of the cast is filled out by Henry Winkler, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, Stephen Root, Sarah Burns, and D’Arcy Carden. Making a statement on the renewal, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming Amy Gravitt spoke of the network’s praise for Barry.
Bill, Alec and the entire cast and crew delivered an exquisite third season of ‘Barry,’ it’s a masterful blend of laughs and suspense. I’m so happy to announce that we are picking up the fourth season.Amy Gravitt
The third season of Barry tells the story of Hader’s character in one of his darkest places following the end of Season 2. With that, the titular Barry is looking to finally move on from his life as a hitman and into one following his passions. But the process of moving on is a difficult one with this old life starting to bleed into the one he’s created for himself. The seeds are definitely planted for Barry’s life to reach another boiling point, with this one potentially having catastrophic ramifications.
The fourth season’s production is set to begin in Los Angeles next month in June and Bill Hader is set to return to the director’s chair for all eight episodes. The quick turnaround between these seasons is refreshing for fans who had to deal with an extended wait on Season 3 due to the pandemic.