We've been eagerly anticipating the arrival of HBO's new comedy, Barry, ever since we heard the show was going into production. Bill Hader leading his own HBO series? And it's a dark comedy where he plays a put-upon hitman? And Henry Winkler's in it? It's hard not to feel like HBO made this show just for us.
Today, then, we're extra excited to have a brand-new trailer for the series, which hits HBO on March 25th.
Let's take a look.
YUP. We're into everything going on here.
Here's a synopsis, in case the above wasn't clear:
"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?"
Barry comes to us from Silicon Valley and Curb Your Enthusiasm vet Alec Bergon, who's co-producing the series alongside Hader. We're excited to learn more about this one in the weeks ahead (we might even have a Hader interview headed your way before Barry arrives), so stay tuned for further updates as they roll in.
In the meantime: you folks as into this one as we are? Sound off below.