HBO has decided to cut ties with Barry after four seasons. The fourth and final season will consist of eight episodes and debut on April 16, 2023.
“It’s been an amazing journey making this show, and it’s bittersweet that the story has come to its natural conclusion,” Barry star Bill Hader said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Co-created by Alec Berg and Bill Hader, Barry debuted on HBO in March 2018. Season two aired in 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic ignited a three-year separation between the show’s sophomore and junior chapters.
“Barry is an American dark crime comedy-drama series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg which has aired on HBO since March 2018. The series stars Hader as Midwestern hitman Barry Berkman, who travels to Los Angeles for assignment and ends up discovering and gaining an appreciation for the LA theater scene,” the show’s description reads, per Fandom.
Led by Hader, the show has picked up 44 Primetime Emmy Award nominations during its run. Most notably, the show’s lead picked up two wins in the “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series” category. Additionally, Henry Winkler picked up a win in the “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” category.
Bill Hader’s dark comedy is set to come to an end next month. Check out the trailer for the show’s final season.