The show centers on Barry (Hader), who is a hitman attempting to detach himself from his old life and pursue a new career in acting. “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,” the official description reads. “What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place? Season three finds Barry and the other characters trying to make the right choice.”
Alongside Hader, the series stars Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, Henry Winkler and Sarah Burns. The third season was created, written and directed by Alec Berg and Hader, who also executive produced alongside Aida Rodgers and Liz Sarnoff.
During a virtual press tour for the Television Critics Association last month, Hader said, “Season three, more than anything, shows the ramifications of [Barry’s violence]. Even more bad things happen. Mostly bad.”
“What’s interesting: All of the wreckage of seasons one and two that Barry had to do to keep the plates spinning … all goes back to his decision to become an actor,” co-creator Alec Berg added. “I really enjoy the fact that everything that happens in the show is a consequence of Barry wanting a better life, and every bit of that better life he’s trying to achieve has led to all this chaos.”
Barry season three premieres on Sunday, April 24 on HBO. Watch the teaser above.
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