Bill Hader shoots, acts, and sells ladies’ undergarments on the upcoming sophomore season of HBO’s award-winning dark comedy “Barry.”
The “Saturday Night Live” veteran returns as the titular Midwestern hitman turned aspiring Los Angeles thespian hoping to channel his depression, despair, and rage into his newfound love of acting. He’s once again coached on the stage and in life by the legendary theater teacher Gene Cousineau, portrayed by longtime “Happy Days” star and fellow Stern Show guest Henry Winkler.
Hader and Winkler each won Emmys for their Season 1 work and the newly released Season 2 trailer (above) sees their characters picking up pretty much where they left off: Barry struggles to balance his secret life of crime with his acting classes and new day job selling sports bras while Gene continues seeing something special in him, though the deeper he digs the closer he comes to finding out Barry's big secret.
“Barry, there is an inherent darkness in you,” Winkler’s character tells him. “I had the same instinct about Charlie Manson. I looked in the mirror and I said, ‘Fella, you better get out of that guy's band.’”
“Barry” co-stars Stephen Root (“King of the Hill”), Sarah Goldberg (“The Dark Knight Rises”), and Anthony Carrigan (“Gotham”). Alec Berg co-created and co-executive produces the show with Hader.
“Barry” Season 2 debuts March 31 on HBO.