All is not well in Barry season three. It’s been nearly three years since we last checked in with our favorite reluctant hitman and aspiring actor. And in the season three trailer, it looks like the titular character is in a pretty bad way. Like, even more so than usual. He is, of course, not the only one. Gene Cousineau is reeling from his brief arrest for the murder of his girlfriend, Detective Janice Moss. And, of course, from Fuches dropping the dime that Barry actually murdered her. Meanwhile, with all of this happening in the background, Sally’s finally on the brink of stardom.
The trailer doesn’t give too much away plot-wise but it reasonably gets us all up to speed. Fuches and Barry are still very much on the outs. Gene, shaken to his core by the season two events, seems to have finally retired from teaching acting. And Sarah’s first starring role isn’t quite a walk in the park. As for NoHo Hank, the green-juice loving Chechen crime boss is keeping plenty busy, with an uneasy alliance with the Bolivians. Which, of course, could go up in flames at any minutes, especially when a higher-level Bolivian boss arrives in town.
Plus, Barry is still searching for his purpose. It just wouldn’t be Barry without this long-running existential crisis holding it all together.
Here’s what HBO is saying about Barry season three:
Desperate to leave his violent past behind in favor of his newfound passion, Barry (Hader) is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But getting out is messy. While Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren’t the only forces at play. What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place? Season three finds Barry and the other characters trying to make the right choice.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from watching the first two seasons, it’s that letting go of the past isn’t quite as easy as it sounds. Especially when it’s a past as grisly as Barry’s. Returning alongside Bill Hader are Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, Sarah Burns, and Henry Winkler.
D’Arcy Carden, Michael Irby return in recurring roles. Series creators Hader and Alec Berg direct and write Barry season three. With Emma Barrie, Jason Kim, Emily Heller, Duffy Boudreau, and Liz Sarnoff also writing on the series.
Barry season three consists of eight episodes and premieres on April 24 on HBO.