A comedy series that has established a foothold on the awards circuit, including winning three Primetime Emmys in its freshman season, has been picked up for season three. HBO announced the renewal today for “Barry,” which launched its eight-episode second season March 31.
The series is created by Alec Berg & Bill Hader, with Hader starring in the title role.
“This season, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting,” HBO notes in the announcement. “But 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?”
Other cast members on season two include Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler.
The show was nominated for 13 Primetime Emmys in 2018, with Hader and Winkler winning in acting categories while the show also picked up a trophy for sound mixing.