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Barry 

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A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.

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Alec Berg, Bill Hader
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Bill Hader ...  Barry Berkman 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Stephen Root ...  Monroe Fuches 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Sarah Goldberg ...  Sally Reed 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Anthony Carrigan ...  NoHo Hank 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Henry Winkler ...  Gene Cousineau 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Darrell Britt-Gibson ...  Jermaine Jefrint 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Andy Carey ...  Eric 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Rightor Doyle ...  Nick Nicholby 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Alejandro Furth ...  Antonio Manuel 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Kirby Howell-Baptiste ...  Sasha Smith 15 episodes, 2018-2019
John Pirruccello ...  Detective John Loach 13 episodes, 2018-2019
D'Arcy Carden ...  Natalie Greer 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Paula Newsome ...  Detective Janice Moss 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Glenn Fleshler ...  Goran Pazar 8 episodes, 2018
Michael Irby ...  Cristobal Sifuentes 8 episodes, 2018-2019
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Storyline

Disillusioned at the thought of taking down another "mark," depressed, low-level hit man Barry Berkman seeks a way out. When the Midwesterner reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an actor who is bedding a mobster's wife, little does Barry know that the City of Angels may be his sanctuary. He follows his target into acting class and ends up instantly drawn to the community of eager hopefuls, especially dedicated student Sally, who becomes the object of his affection. While Barry wants to start a new life as an actor, his handler, Fuches, has other ideas, and the hit man's criminal past won't let him walk away so easily. Written by Jwelch5742

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A hitman searching for some direction. (Season 1) See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

One of the co-writers of Game of Thrones saw a few early episodes of Barry and told Bill Hader that he thought the show was really dark. Hader remarked "you know you make Game of Thrones, right?" See more »

Goofs

During multiple episodes of season 2, the closed captioning incorrectly claims that the members of NoHo Hank's gang are speaking Chechen. They are instead speaking Russian. See more »

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Barry Kills!
12 May 2018 | by abstracedmSee all my reviews

Having just finished Chapter 7, and realizing that I have to wait for the finale just like the rest of you, I decided to give a reason as to why you should be watching. The film major in me sees the inevitable gold mine of information that this show is. Berg and Hader have began crafting an amazing world with this show. There isn't a single character that feels out of place. Barry has this incredibly relatable motivation of 'What am I doing with my life?" Yet it is portrayed in a way that pulls you away from the dogged question in reality. Barry is the epitome of dark comedy, you'll laugh hard with one breath and gut wrench in the next. There is no action that does not have a consequence, the conflicts that arise only resolve in more conflict. The actors acting as actors learning to act is sublime. I could go for days about why Barry is a new staple for HBO, but I suggest you watch it and see for yourself. If you're studying film/script-writing/acting you need to add this to your watch list, it's a goldmine of skills.


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