HBO is doubling down on its Emmy Award-winning sadcom, Barry. The pay cable network announced Wednesday that the series has been renewed for Season 3. The news comes less than two weeks after the premiere of the show's second season, which debuted on March 31.
If you've been living under a rock, Barry is a dark comedy starring Bill Hader as the titular character, a depressed contract killer from the Midwest who just wants to follow his bliss and transition from the world of murder to the world of acting after taking a job in Los Angeles. As TV Guide's own Liam Mathews wrote, "It's a persona-changing auteur performance from Hader, who shows impressive dramatic range, especially as the later episodes take Barry to darker and darker places."
The renewal probably shouldn't come as a shock; Season 2 is already off to a strong start, and the show took home three Emmys for its first season: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Hader's performance, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for TV icon Henry Winkler, and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation.