Bill Hader’s Barry Tv Show is HBO’s New Comedy Pick-Up for 2017
New comedy series Barry (2017) comes as part of Bill Hader’s exclusive development deal with HBO. The former Saturday Night Live cast member will be co-writing, directing and starring in the half-hour drama.
Hader will team with Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Alec Berg to write the new series that follows an ex-marine turned two-bit Midwestern hitman named Barry (Bill Hader). Disgusted with himself and his life, Barry reluctantly travels to Los Angeles for a job but instead finds acceptance within a group of acting hopefuls in the L.A theatre scene.
Hader will star alongside Henry Winkler (Royal Pains) as Gene Cousineau the groups inspiring acting teacher, Stephen Root (The Man in the High Castle) as Fuches, Barry’s hitman jobs manager and Sarah Goldberg (Hindsight) as Sally, a wannabe actress who introduces Barry to the theatre scene.
Barry is the second new comedy picked up by HBO for 2017. Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes’ new comedy series ‘Crashing’ set in New York will also debut next year.
The show will begin shooting in Los Angeles sometime in 2017, the pilot episode of Barry will mark Bill Hader’s directorial debut.
Stay tuned for updates on the Barry TV Show.
Source: Deadline Exclusive.
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