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HBO's First 'Barry' Season Four Trailer Teases an Arresting Final Act Ahead of the Show's April Return

Bill Hader's hitman comedy is saying farewell — and picking up after season three's show-changing events.
By Sarah Ward
March 08, 2023
By Sarah Ward
March 08, 2023

The saying "all good things come to an end" doesn't apply that often on TV anymore. Whenever a show wraps up, there's usually a chance that it could return in some shape or form, whether as a prequel such as House of the Dragon, a sequel series like That '90s Show or a revival as Party Down is currently doing. But when Barry finishes its run after its upcoming fourth and final season, this really might be it for Bill Hader's (Lightyear) military sniper-turned-hitman-turned actor.

If you've watched season three, which was characteristically phenomenal, you'll know why — but, also, a show about an assassin trying to be an on-screen star in Hollywood can't keep its main figure away from the law forever. So, in the just-dropped first trailer for Barry season four, HBO teases an "arresting final act".

Barry is incarcerated, his mentor and veteran thespian Gene Cousineau (Henry Winkler, Black Adam) is being hailed as a hero, but this turn of events is clearly going to have consequences. In the initial sneak peek, Barry is seeing his friends and acquaintances as he wanders around the yard in prison — including Cousineau, his former handler Monroe (Stephen Root, Succession) and his ex-girlfriend Sarah (Sarah Goldberg, The Night House) — which doesn't bode well for his already-fragile mental health.

Is this where the killer-for-hire will be when the eight-episode season concludes? Will Chechen gangster Noho Hank (Anthony Carrigan, Bill & Ted Face the Music) somehow intervene? What's happening with Sarah's career after season three? These are all natural questions to have about the Emmy-winner's return.

Answers will start coming soon, with Barry season four set to start streaming via Binge in Australia and Neon in New Zealand from Monday, April 17.

If you're new to all things Barry, Hader not only stars but created the show, has directed a heap of episodes, and also co-wrote others.

The initial setup: when Hader's Barry Berkman heads from Cleveland to Los Angeles for his job, he discovers a previously unknown passion for acting after he stumbles into a class held by veteran thespian Cousineau. The catch? Barry kills people for money, and that isn't a line of work that you can leave easily, especially when you become caught in the Chechen mafia's violent and deadly dramas.

Check out the first trailer for Barry season four below:

Barry's fourth season will start streaming via Binge in Australia and Neon in New Zealand from Monday, April 17. 

Top image: Merrick Morton/HBO.

Published on March 08, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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