Barry Season 3: Here is everything you need to know about the third season of one of the best HBO shows Barry.
- The third season of Barry was announced even before the second ended in May 2019.
- The filming for season 3 was about to begin when the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic shut down production in March 2020.
Barry brings to mind the jolly blend of tragicomic events characteristic of modern TV shows. Starring Bill Hader, Henry Winkler, and more, the first season premiered on 25 March 2018 to huge success and critical appeal. On Mar 21, 2019, the second season saw its premiere. Even before the second season ended, the nakers renewed the show for the third season.
Winner of numerous awards including 30 Primetime Emmy Awards, Barry has managed to acquire a place among the critically acclaimed TV shows of all time. A dark comedy, Barry is among one of the best shows out there. While the fans are waiting for the premiere of its third season, we bring you the latest updates:
Will there be Barry Season 3?
A third season was announced even before the second ended in May 2019. Moreover, the second season ended with a cliffhanger and there is no reason that there will be no season 3. In fact, there will be more seasons as confirmed by lead star Bill Hader.
Bill appeared on the January 7 episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers. During the interview, Hader dropped some news that will put a big smile on all Barry fans out there. “Season 3 is completely written, ready to go,” he said. “And then during this time, we actually went and wrote season 4… So we’re just waiting until we can start shooting again.”
Premise and Season 3 Plot
Bill Hader plays the eponymous character Barry who is a cheap-priced Midwest hitman with everyday troubles. It is on a hit mission that he travels to Los Angeles only to turn up at a theatre production venue. This changes his life as he now desires to become a theatre artist, falling in love with a co-actor. He is mentored by Gene Cousineau played by Henry Winkler while his links to the world of crime make intermittent appearances. He attempts at juggling both lives and keeping each away from the other. The misery of Barry and the ensuing comic events make up the crux of the storyline.
There are chances that season 3 is going to be dark and depressing. Season 2 confirmed that Barry is not a good guy. In fact, he is a cold-blooded murderer. He let his acting mentor Gene Cousineau (Winkler) get arrested for the murder of Cousineau’s girlfriend. While in reality, it’s Barry who has murdered Cousineau’s girlfriend. In the finale of the second season, Cousineau realizes that his student is indeed a cold-blooded killer.
Almost a year back co-creators Bill Hader and Henry Winkler separately expressed how they were totally unaware of the progression of the story. While there is no information about the plot of the upcoming season, it is expected that it will be about Barry and Gene’s face off.
Barry Season 3 Cast
There is no update on additional casting. It is expected that there will be several guest appearances and some full length additions. Familiar faces will make a return for the upcoming season. Monroe Fuches and Noho Hank will return as they survive Barry’s berserk. Here is a look at the star cast:
- Bill Hader as Barry Berkman/Barry Block
- Stephen Root as Monroe Fuches
- Sarah Goldberg as Sally Reed
- Glenn Fleshler as Goran Pazar
- Anthony Carrigan as NoHo Hank
- Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau
Production update and expected release date
Viewers are eagerly waiting for the third season which has now suffered a delay as the production was shut down due to the pandemic. Stephen Root said in an interview with Collider that the hope is a January re-start date: “I think we’re not probably gonna be [going] back until January to do this, but hopefully HBO is going to let the powers that be write Season 4, and maybe we can do those real quick together.”
It’s already Feb 2021 and the production hasn’t started yet. The latest he hear is they they will start in Apr 2021 with both season 3 and 4 to be filmed back to back.
It means we have to wait for longer than expected to witness Barry on screen. My best guess would be the first quarter of 2022. During this time we would recommend you to watch this dark-comedy that will provide you with newer perspectives of today’s best TV series.
Where to stream Barry?
You can now stream the first two seasons of Barry on all the HBO platforms, Amazon Prime Video (with HBO added plan), Hulu (with HBO added plan), and VUDU. In India, the show is available on Disney+ Hotstar Premium.