HBO hasn't renewed "Barry" for a fourth season yet, but that hasn't stopped the show's typists from staying productive in recent months.
Bill Hader in "Barry"
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There's still no indication of when the cast and crew behind HBO's hit "Barry" will be able to shoot season three, but the good news is that the show team has already written the entire third and fourth seasons of the show.
Series star Bill Hader recently discussed the status of "Barry" in an interview on "Late Night With Seth Meyers". While HBO hasn't yet renewed "Barry" for a fourth season, that hasn't stopped the show's writers from staying productive while Hollywood's ongoing production problems keep the team from filming.
"When the lockdown came in March, we were a week before filming," said Hader. “The last time I was in a room with a lot of people was the table being read for episodes 1 and 2 of season three and we were ready to go. And then everything was turned off. Season 3 is completely written and ready to go, and during that time we actually wrote Season 4, so we both did this kind of. We're just waiting until we can start shooting again. "
"Barry" revolves around a professional killer who stumbles into an acting class in Los Angeles and begins to question his life choices. Both seasons of "Barry" have received critical acclaim; IndieWire's Ben Travers praised the second season of the show with its grade A, particularly praising the mix of desolation and comedy.
"It's darker, more intense, and seems to tick off many of the warning signs listed above. But just like its original premise is the kind of pitch that shouldn't be played – but does and oh so very well – season two is also a brilliant paradox "Travers said in his recap of season two." For every step that co-creators Alec Berg and Bill Hader delve deeper into Barry's haunted past, the growing shadows only provide sharper edges for the HBO series comedy. If, "Barry "Playing it safe in parts of the first season, it is no longer that way. The darkness and light play perfectly with each other, creating another fascinating and fun time of year that is determined to stay true to its own twisted identity."
Hader's interview on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" can be seen below: