Returning: Barry

Hitman comedy series Barry, starring Bill Hader and Henry Winkler, is now confirmed for its second season in early April.

This will screen express, airing on the same day as the US.

The dark comedy featuring Hader (Saturday Night Live, Trainwreck), who also created and executive produced the series along with Alec Berg (Silicon Valley), focuses on a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest (Hader) who finds salvation in a community theatre group and his acting teacher, played by Henry Winkler.

In season one, Barry’s handler, Fuches (Stephen Root), hires Barry out to the deeply violent Chechen mob in Los Angeles, led by Goran Pazar (Glenn Fleshler). Barry’s target: an aspiring actor having an affair with Pazar’s wife. Barry follows his target into an acting class taught by beloved teacher/guru Gene Cousineau (Winkler), and Barry is instantly drawn to the group of acting students, particularly Sally (Sarah Goldberg). Barry wants to start a new life in this community of eager hopefuls, but his criminal past won’t let him walk away. Can he find a way to balance the two worlds?

The eight episode series also stars Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler and Anthony Carrigan. The series was created, executive produced and written by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. Aida Rodgers and Emily Heller produce and Liz Sarnoff is consulting producer.

Barry has won a slew of awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Henry Winker) at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.

8pm Tuesday April 2 on FOX Showcase.

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