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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 & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 killer second act. (Season 2) 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 »

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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

Series co-creator Alec Berg thought that a show about a hitman wouldn't be well-received or funny, until his fellow co-creator Bill Hader asked "well, what if the hitman was me?" 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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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Best TV Shows of 2018 (So Far) (2018) See more »

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Hader, Winkler And Root Are Riotous
12 May 2019 | by PeterTubbsSee all my reviews

Hader and Berg create an ingenious comedy series. This series has excellent direction, writing, cinematography, setting and acting. The entire cast deliver superb performances with Hader and Winkler standing out. Their subtle timing and comedic delivery is brilliant. The plot revolves around a depressed hit man Barry who is from the Midwest and is looking to get out of the business. He is sent to Los Angeles to take out a mark who happens to be a budding actor. The hit man encounters his target at an acting class where two things happen. One he finds a love interest in a women Sally and two he finds a love for acting which could be his salvation and new calling in life. He also meets the acting studio's teacher Gene who sees promise in Barry and needles him to continue on with his talent and passion for acting. His only problem is that his handler Fuches refuses to let his favorite assassin go gently into that good night. Fuches has the goods on Barry and this is where the joy ride begins. The plot is clever, witty, duplicit, violent, uproarious, crisp and unique. One example of symbolism in this series is that Barry is a natural at acting because he has been acting for a majority of his life living as two different personalities. This series is definitely a one of a kind killer, pun intended, comedy and one of the best in it's genre. This viewer looks forward to more seasons to come.


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