BARRY DEBUTS SUNDAY, MARCH 25 ON HBO

The dark comedy series BARRY, starring Bill Hader, kicks off its eight-episode season SUNDAY, MARCH 25 (10:30–11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Alec Berg (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) and Hader (“Saturday Night Live”) serve as co-creators, executive producers, directors and writers.

Other cast regulars include Stephen Root (HBO’s “All the Way”), Sarah Goldberg (“Hindsight”), Glenn Fleshler (HBO’s “True Detective”), Anthony Carrigan (“Gotham”) and Henry Winkler (“Arrested Development”).

BARRY is a dark comedy starring Bill Hader in the title role of a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest who falls in love with acting while on a job in LA. Barry’s handler, Fuches (Stephen Root), hires him out to the violent Chechen mob in Los Angeles, led by Goran Pazar (Glenn Fleshler) and his right-hand man, Noho Hank (Anthony Carrigan).

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 (Henry Winkler), and is instantly drawn to the group of students, particularly Sally (Sarah Goldberg). Although he wants to start a new life in this community of eager hopefuls, Barry’s criminal past won’t let him walk away. Can he find a way to balance the two worlds?

As well as starring in the series, Hader directs episodes of the show, marking his directorial debut.

BARRY is executive produced by Alec Berg and Bill Hader; produced by Aida Rodgers.

Photo: Bill Hader
Photos (L-R): Bill Hader; Henry Winkler, Bill Hader; Bill Hader, Bill Hader, Sarah Goldberg
Photos: Stephen Root, Bill Hader; Bill Hader
Photos: Henry Winkler; Bill Hader (Credit for all: John P. Johnson/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

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