Bill Hader is co-writing, directing and starring in the new half-hour comedy Barry, which has officially been given a series order by HBO. Hader made his directorial debut with the show’s pilot, but he’s no stranger to writing. He wrote for SNL as well as South Park and Documentary Now!
Hader plays an ex-Marine working as a lonely hit-man. He gets tasked with a hit out in LA and stumbles into an accepting group of aspiring actors and actresses. Deadline has this to say about the co-stars;
The series, which co-stars Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau, an inspiring acting teacher; Stephen Root as Fuches, a man who arranges Barry’s hits; Sarah Goldberg as Sally, an aspiring actress who is Barry’s entree into LA’s theater scene; Anthony Carrigan as Noho Hank, a Chechen gangster; and Glenn Fleshler as Goran Pazar, a Chechen gangster, will shoot in Los Angeles in 2017.
Bill Hader has done a lot since leaving SNL in 2014. He starred in the film Trainwreck along side Amy Schumer, he voiced the character “Fear” in Inside Out, and he’s voicing the character “Ned” in Finding Dory, and that’s juts naming a few! Hader is definitely an actor that many people enjoy both in television and in movies. He’s performed in many comedies, family films, and even in more serious, dramatic roles, such as his performance in The Skeleton Twins.
We will bring you more information on Barry as it’s released. I look forward to another brilliant and comedic performance from him. What’s your favorite role Bill Hader has played?