Bill Hader’s HBO Comedy Series ‘Barry’ Set for 2018


If you’ve been missing Bill Hader since the actor left SNL (we love you, Stefon) and need something to look forward to before Documentary Now! comes back for season three, fear not. Hader makes a return to comedy in the upcoming series Barry, which begins production this spring and is slated for a 2018 premiere on HBO. From a press release by the network:

Hader stars in the title role as a hitman who, after following his intended target to an acting class, finds himself intrigued and decides to become an actor and change his life. As well as starring in the series, Hader will direct episodes of the show, marking his directorial debut. Other cast regulars include Stephen Root (HBO’s “All the Way”), Sarah Goldberg (“Hindsight”), Glenn Fleshler (HBO’s “True Detective”), Anthony Carrigan (“Gotham”) and Henry Winkler (“Arrested Development”).

Barry will have an eight-episode season.