‘Barry’ Season 1 May Episodes Preview: Plots and Air Dates

Barry stars Bill Hader and Henry Winkler
Bill Hader and Henry Winkler star in ‘Barry’ season 1 (Photo: Jordin Althaus/HBO)

The good news: Barry has been renewed by HBO for a second season. The bad news: There are only eight episodes in the first season. HBO’s just released details on episodes seven and eight which will be airing in May 2018. According to the just-released plot description, season one wraps up on May 13, 2018 with Barry the hitman/wannabe actor vowing to give up killing people for a living.

The half-hour comedy series was created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. Hader and Berg executive produce season one and also serve as writers and directors. In addition, Hader leads the cast as the series’ titular character. The series also features Henry Winkler, Sarah Goldberg, Stephen Root, and Paula Newsome.

The Plot: 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. He 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?

Barry May 2018 Episodes:

  • Episode #7: “Chapter Seven: ‘Loud, Fast, and Keep Going’”
    Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 6 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
    After a deadly shootout at the airstrip, Barry (Bill Hader) must make a difficult decision to evade capture. Pazar (Glenn Fleshler) blames Fuches (Stephen Root) for convincing him to declare war on Cristobal Sifuentes (Michael Irby), a ruthless yet civilized Bolivian drug lord. Sally (Sarah Goldberg) fears her performance in the class production of “Macbeth” will be compromised, ruining her chance to impress another top Hollywood agent.
    Written by Liz Sarnoff; directed by Alec Berg.
  • Episode #8: “Chapter Eight: ‘Know Your Truth’” (season finale)
    Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 13 (10:45-11:15 p.m.)
    Barry (Bill Hader) vows to give up his life of crime, once and for all. Pazar (Glenn Fleshler) enlists Vacha’s (Mark Ivanir) replacement to take care of Fuches (Stephen Root). Moss (Paula Newsome) and her team close in on a major arrest with hopes of finally cracking the Madison case.
    Written by Alec Berg & Bill Hader; directed by Alec Berg.