Barry is an American dark comedy-crime television series created by Alec Berg and Bill Hader that premiered on HBO on 25 March 2018.
Hader stars as Barry Berkman, a former US Marine and a hitman, from Cleveland who travels to Los Angeles to kill someone but finds himself joining an acting class taught by Gene Cousineau (Henry Winkler), where he meets aspiring actress Sally Reed (Sarah Goldberg) and begins to question his path in life as he deals with his criminal associates such as Monroe Fuches (Stephen Root) and NoHo Hank (Anthony Carrigan).
Barry attempts to convince Sally to cast Gene in her show, believing that steady acting work will lighten his spirits and will eventually lead to Gene’s forgiveness. Sally tells Barry her bosses will not allow it, and Barry reacts by viciously shouting at her in the production offices. Barry books another audition through Allison Jones, who also refuses to work with Gene. Cristobal’s father-in-law Fernando arrives in LA and organizes a raid on the Chechens’ compound. Cristobal tips off Hank, allowing the Chechens to escape before the raid occurs. Cristobal later breaks up with Hank to protect him from danger. Sally is forced to move the premiere of her series up by several weeks to avoid competing with another series, thereby committing her to a gruelling press junket. Barry has a successful audition, landing a role for himself and getting a part for Gene as an extra. However, upon leaving the audition, he finds that Gene has escaped from the trunk of his car. Barry intercepts Gene at Leo’s house and threatens to kill both Leo and his son if Gene does not cooperate.
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 01 May 2022.
- Running time: 26-35 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: TV-MA.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.