Bill Hader stars as Barry, a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an aspiring actor. Read More

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“Incredibly well-made, with tonal twists and turns that will have you laughing and emotionally moved in equal measure.”

— Collider

Advice for Amateur Actors and Contract Killers

Whicever category you fall into, Barry contains some sound advice.

HBO Backstories: Alec Berg

How do you capture the truth of a Los Angeles acting class? You sneak into one. Barry creator Alec Berg discusses the research he and co-creator Bill Hader conducted for the first season of the show. Watch the Backstory.


What the Critics Are Saying

“Highly entertaining and acutely heartbreaking, and that’s pretty damn special.”

“The best new comedy on television.”


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