Bill Hader is a hitman-turned-actor in the new trailer for HBO's Barry
Bill Hader is considering a drastic career change in the new trailer for HBO’s Barry.
The new dark comedy stars the Saturday Night Live alum as Barry, a hitman who falls in love with acting when a job sees him go undercover in an acting class taught by Henry Winkler. As the trailer reveals, Barry wants to quit the killing game and pursue his newfound passion, but it doesn’t seem like his old life will let him.
“The acting class made me feel really good. I feel really motivated right now. These are professional actors. They’re the real deal, and they say I’ve got something,” says Barry in the promo.
“You’re a killer, Barry,” replies Barry’s handler, Funches (Stephen Root). “Acting is a direct conflict, being someone who anonymously kills people.”
The series also stars Hindsight‘s Sarah Goldberg as Sally, a student in Barry’s acting class, and Glenn Fleshler (Billions) and Anthony Carrigan (Gotham) as members of the Chechen mob who hired Barry for his latest job. In addition to starring on the show, Hader will make his directorial debut in the first season and also serves as an executive producer alongside Alec Berg (Silicon Valley). The series is produced by Aida Rodgers.
Barry premieres Sunday, March 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO. Watch the trailer above.