Barry, Bill Hader's (extremely) dark comedy that has aired on HBO for two seasons, has established itself as some of the most ambitious television currently available. (Who could forget, for example, the episode in which our titular assassin was attacked by an almost feral little girl?) What started out as a comedy with a clever hook—a killer is hired to assassinate an aspiring actor and ends up getting the acting bug himself—ended up becoming an exploration of whether or not a person can ever truly overcome their violent nature.
Ultimately, a “violent piece of shit” will remain a “violent piece of shit,” as it turns out in this case. A deft parody of acting school conventions is interwoven with absurdism in the form of some delightful Chechen mobsters, making Barry a truly unique and memorable performer.
It was inevitable that the show would be renewed for a third season after its Season 2 cliffhanger, and thankfully it was officially renewed in May of this year. Fans were already clamouring for more episodes following the Season 2 finale, but now that the show has been off the air for several years, more Barry could not be more eagerly anticipated. In anticipation of Season 3, we're breaking down everything we know so far about the show right now.
When Will Season 3 of Barry Be Available to Watch Online?
After a long period of anticipation, we now know when Barry Season 3 will premiere. HBO announced in February 2022 that the show will return on Sunday, April 24, 2022, and that it will air on HBO.
Because of the pandemic, the release of this series was delayed, as was the case with many others. When COVID-19 struck, the show was in the midst of pre-production, and everything was forced to shut down. When the cast was informed of the delay, Henry Winkler told PeopleTV in April 2020 that they were all set to do their second table read when they were informed of the delay.
Production on the series did not begin until the summer and fall of 2021, and the series did not finish filming until the following year. However, while it has been a while since the show has been on the air, the good news is that it is finally returning, with Season 4 set to premiere in the near future.
Bill Hader revealed to Seth Meyers in a January 2021 interview that, despite the fact that they hadn't yet begun filming Season 4, he had already written the entire script for the fourth season. We'll take any and all Barry we can get our hands on!
What will be the focus of Season 3 of Barry?
Almost certainly, it will be gloomy and depressing in tone. If you recall, Barry Season 2 came to a close on a depressing note. There's no longer any doubt that the titular character is a bad guy with a capital B. In contrast to Fuches, he is a serial killer, as evidenced by the monastery full of gangsters that he slaughtered in cold blood out of rage at Fuches's treatment of him (Stephen Root).
On top of that, he allows Gene Cousineau (Winkler), his acting mentor, to be arrested for the murder of Cousineau's girlfriend, a murder that Barry himself is suspected of having committed himself. Cousineau realises that his student is, in fact, a cold-blooded killer in the final moments of the episode, and he exclaims, “Oh my god,” just before the credits begin to roll.
According to Variety, Hader teased the audience while accepting an award from the University of Southern California in April 2021: “So much of it is about going with the flow of the emotions and remaining true and honest to the characters' personalities.
When you do that, you get some funny stuff and some really sad stuff.” In an interview with PopCulture.com, Anthony Carrigan, aka Noho Hank, promised “really dangerous stuff [ahead], but the dangerous stuff makes for the most incredible stuff.” Carrigan's character, Noho Hank, is a fictional character created by actor Anthony Carrigan.
Is It Possible That Barry Season 3 Will Introduce Any New Characters?
Although it is possible, no additional casting has been announced as of yet. Expect to see a lot of familiar faces. Of course, Barry and Gene will go head to head. It is still up in the air whether Fuches and Noho Hank will survive Barry's rampage, and Barry's girlfriend Sally (Sarah Goldberg) had an unexpected triumph on stage.
Is There a Teaser Trailer for Barry Season 3 Available to View Online?
Yes! Approximately one month before the show's scheduled premiere date in March 2022, HBO released an intense teaser. In it, Noho Hank eats pastries, and we get a preview of what's to come in Season 3.