BARRY is a dark comedy starring Bill Hader as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an aspiring actor. Barry follows his “mark” into an acting class and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theater scene. Barry wants to start a new life as an actor but his criminal past won’t let him walk away -- can he find a way to balance both worlds? The eight-episode series also stars Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler. The series was created, executive produced and written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader.

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Showrunner:  Alec Berg and Bill Hader
Director:  Bill Hader
Executive Producer:  Alec Berg and Bill Hader
Producer:  Aida Rogers
Screenwriter: Alec Berg and Bill Hader
Cinematographer: Paula Huidobro
Editor: Jeff Buchanan (ep.1) & Kyle Reiter (ep.2)
Production Designer: 101 - Richard Toyon & Tyler B. Robinson. 102-Tyler B. Robinson
Sound Designer: Supervising Sound Editor: Matthew E. Taylor Re-Recording Mixers: Elmo Ponsdomenech, Todd Beckett
Music: David Wingo
Principal Cast: Bill Hader, Henry Winkler , Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan


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Year:  2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Comedy
Screening Section: Episodic
Screening Category: Episodic
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 90:00 mins