When most think of Bill Hader, perhaps they’re reminded of his range of strictly comedic performances in the likes of Superbad, Hot Rod, Paul, and beyond.
However, the 43-year-old actor has continued to demonstrate his skills as a versatile performer over the years, impressing critics and audiences alike with multi-layered roles in efforts such as It: Chapter Two and Trainwreck.
Reflecting upon his career, some would wholeheartedly argue that the crowning achievement of his life on screen is his portrayal of Barry in the HBO series.
Bill co-created the dark comedy with Alec Berg and the first season swiftly earned the show a devoted following when it premiered in 2018. Since then, word of mouth has spread and it has proven to be somewhat of a phenomenon.
Inevitably, the finale of the second season in May 2019 left fans eager for answers, so let’s consider what we know about Barry season 3 so far. Is it renewed?
Barry season 3: What we know so far
The series was renewed for a third crop of episodes back in April 2019 shortly after the premiere of season 2.
So, fans can rest assured that it’s on the way! In fact, it has already been acknowledged that season 3 began filming in early 2021, although it’s uncertain if the cast and crew have concluded the shoot just yet.
However, considering actor Henry Winkler (who plays acting coach Gene Cousineau) has explained that the team was in the early pre-production phase when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in Spring, it’s likely that a great deal has been achieved already.
As for what to expect, the plot details and any potential new casting information is under wraps. Nevertheless, we can expect the forthcoming season to address the cliffhanger in regards to Gene’s revelation regarding Barry. Additionally, new episodes are expected to explore Sally’s (Sarah Goldberg) progression as an actress.
A release date is yet to be confirmed, but with filming already having begun some time ago, the season could reach audiences in the early months of 2022.
Tragedy and comedy incoming
As we’ve grown to expect, Barry’s future is one that will bring both happiness and sadness.
It’s in the show’s DNA at this point and Bill Hader opened up about just that while in conversation with Variety:
“So much of it is following wherever the emotion takes you and being true and honest to the characters. In doing that, you get funny stuff and you get really tragic stuff.”
The audience is in good hands, but as you’re surely aware, they’re growing increasingly impatient…
The fans can’t wait!
Audiences continue to flock to Twitter and voice their hopes for more episodes as soon as possible.
Check out a selection of tweets: