Is Barry finally returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about Barry Season 4.
Barry is an American black comedy crime drama television series created by Alec Berg and Bill Hader that premiered on HBO on March 25, 2018. Hader plays Barry Berkman, a hitman from Cleveland who travels to Los Angeles to kill someone but ends up enrolling in Gene Cousineau’s acting class, where he meets aspiring actress Sally Reed and begins to question his life path while dealing with his criminal associates Monroe Fuches and NoHo Hank. Barry has won numerous awards and accolades, including 30 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, for their directing, writing, humor, characters, and acting.
Around the seasons, the show’s compelling plot has drawn viewers from all over the world, who have been wondering whether the series will be renewed or canceled for future seasons. So, if you’re one of them and have been looking forward to the next season of Barry, we have some wonderful news for you. We’ve compiled a summary of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, which will get you excited for the upcoming installment. Here’s all we know thus far about Barry Season 4.
Is Barry renewed for Season 4?
Yes, it’s official that HBO has renewed Barry for a fourth season. The renewal was confirmed by the network and the official announcement was shared on HBO Max’s Twitter handle, quoting, “Some things you just can’t quit. #Barry will be back for Season 4.” Take a look at the official announcement below:
Some things you just can't quit. #Barry will be back for Season 4. pic.twitter.com/UqxybwkWOP
— HBO Max (@hbomax) May 19, 2022
Barry Season 4 Production Status
Bill Hader, the series’ star, co-creator, and writer, will direct all eight episodes of the upcoming season, which will begin production in June in Los Angeles. Moreover, he shared some updates about the filming of the upcoming season, quoting, “@hbo: You know what they say in showbiz: the show must go on. #Barry will return for Season 4.”
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Barry Season 4 Release Date
The series renewal was officially announced by HBO Max on May 19, 2022. Moreover, Barry Season 3 is still on the air with the finale episode, Starting Now, set to premiere on June 12, 2022. So, asking for an official release date for Barry Season 4 seems a little early.
If we have to guess, looking at the pattern of prior seasons, the upcoming season will most likely premiere sometime around early to mid-2023. Many fans are predicting around the month of March to April of next year just like the prior seasons. Moreover, we would like to highlight that at this point in time this is just speculation.
So, the series’ renewal before the end of the Season 3 is a good indication, signaling that the following season’s development was already in the works ahead of time, and viewers may not have to wait long because the series’ production appears to be pre-planned in a scheduled manner. Hence, we suggest the viewers wait patiently for some time as these updates will be confirmed by the network in the near future as the season draws closer to its finale episode and the production of the fourth season faces no major delays.
Take a look at some fan’s reactions to the renewal
#Barry has been renewed for Season 4 at #HBO. Raise your hand if you are loving the show so far! 🙋♂️ pic.twitter.com/2yhiILz7eu
— Popcorn for Breakfast (@pfb_podcast) May 19, 2022
BARRY SEASON 4 WITH BILL HADER DIRECTING ALL 8 EPISODES OMFG BARRY STANS WE NEVER LOSE
— bella (@billhaderily) May 19, 2022
Ok TO BE FAIR I’m pretty sure Bill has said in an interview that they already wrote and filmed for season 4, since there was such a large hiatus. Also, Barry is an incredible show and the best character in the show is canon queer with no queerbait. So you should watch it. https://t.co/NUa5tYC9ef
— Kiara(VaguelyHomosexual)Grey (@KiaraMGrey1) May 19, 2022
Barry Season 4 Expected Plot
A total of 4 episodes have been released out of the 8 episodes of Barry Season 3. The official synopsis of the 4th episode titled, All The Sauces, states, “Desperate to solve his Bolivian problem, Noho Hank turns to Barry with a plan; Fuches returns to LA with a vengeance; Sally celebrates the premiere of her show; Gene scrambles to skip town, only to be bombarded with reasons to stay.” The episode is directed by Alec Berg and written by Jason Kim. Moreover, it was reported to be viewed by 0.270 US million viewers.
Take a look at the official promo below:
In the episode viewers got to see that, Fuches returns to the U.S., visiting the families of Barry’s victims as his PI persona. He gives both the widow and son of one of the victims, as well as Ryan Madison’s father, Barry’s address. Barry plants the Chechens’ bomb in Cristobal’s home with the intention of killing Fernando and his crew, but his remote detonator app fails. When Cristobal returns to the house, Fernando confronts him, having discovered his relationship with Hank.
Cristobal refuses to cooperate and flees as Barry’s phone connects and the device detonates, injuring Cristobal. Cristobal is returned to Barry, who pays him. Later in the episode, we see that Gene plans to escape LA with Leo and his grandchild, but his agent informs him that his image has greatly enhanced since his mentorship of Barry was made public.
Katie advises Sally that her relationship with Barry is unhealthy after Joplin’s premiere, which Barry misses due to his employment with Hank. Barry pays Gene a visit and promises to remain out of his life in exchange for the money he received from Hank. Barry then goes outside the premiere to see Sally, and she breaks up with him. A gun is purchased by the widow and her son in order to assassinate Barry.
As a result, the 5th episode will follow up on this premise and explore more about what’s next for these characters. Episode 5, Crazy Time Shit Show, is set to release on May 22, 2022. The episode is directed by Alec Berg and written by Emily Heller.
Take a look at the official promo below:
Moreover, the last episode is titled, Starting Now, which will release on June 12, 2022. The episode is directed by Bill Hader and written by Alec Berg & Bill Hader. The finale episode will help us to know where the series is heading in terms of characters and storylines for the fourth season to begin and expand more on. These episodes will set the stage for the season’s end, which will eventually lead to the next season. These plot synopses provide a quick overview of the story, but not the full picture that the show’s writers have converted from the pages to the onscreen.
As a result, we have no idea what crucial details or surprises will be revealed during the next episode, how the season will conclude, or what story arcs and storylines will be revealed. So, we advise fans to wait until the last episode before drawing any conclusions that will lead to Barry Season 4.
Barry Season 4 Cast
We’d like to note that the fourth season could see some new cast additions and exits of some characters, which will be revealed once filming begins and is formally confirmed. Meanwhile, it’s assumed that the original cast will return for the future season, as the network has yet to announce any new updates about the casting as of May 21, 2022. As a result, we anticipate that several key cast members will return to reprise their roles. The main cast member of the series includes the following:
- Bill Hader as Barry Berkman/Barry Block
- Stephen Root as Monroe Fuches
- Sarah Goldberg as Sally Reed
- Glenn Fleshler as Goran Pazar
- Anthony Carrigan as Noho Hank
- Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau
The recurring cast member of the series includes the following:
- Paula Newsome as Detective Janice Moss
- Michael Irby as Cristobal Sifuentes
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Sasha Baxter
- D’Arcy Carden as Natalie Greer
- Darrell Britt-Gibson as Jermaine Jefrint
- Andy Carey as Eric
- Alejandro Furth as Antonio Manuel
- Rightor Doyle as Nick Nicholby
- Miguel Sandoval as Fernando
- Eli Michael Kaplan as Gordon Cousineau
- Elsie Fisher as Katie
Barry Season 4 Episodes
Although the precise number of episodes for Barry Season 4 has yet to be revealed, we can expect the upcoming season to contain 8 episodes with a duration of 26–35 minutes, similar to the previous seasons. As of now, the exact number of episodes is difficult to specify because the next season could have a different number of episodes based on the plot that the show wants to express to the audience, which has been made into a screenplay.
Meanwhile, refresh your recollection of some major plotlines by binge-watching Barry Season 3 which is currently airing on HBO Max. Here is a simple episode guide for the current season that will assist you in understanding the sequence and watching the episodes to learn the plot.
- S3E1: Forgiving Jeff – April 24, 2022
- S3E2: Limonada – May 1, 2022
- S3E3: Ben Mendelsohn – May 8, 2022
- S3E4: All the Sauces – May 15, 2022
- S3E5: Crazy Time Shit Show – May 22, 2022
- S3E6: 710N – May 29, 2022
- S3E7: Candy Asses – June 5, 2022
- S3E8: Starting Now – June 12, 2022
We would like to highlight that many shows aim to maintain a regular episode count across seasons to maintain the story’s consistency. As a result, we ask fans to wait patiently for these updates, which will be released once post-production is completed on time and the names of each episode are confirmed.
Is there a trailer for Barry Season 4?
No, because Barry Season 4 is still in production, it’s too early for a trailer to be released so that fans can learn more about the next season’s plotlines and see additional aspects that the characters will explore. As a result, viewers won’t be able to see a teaser or trailer, and they won’t be able to guess prospective primary plotlines. Meanwhile, watch this exclusive featurette for Barry Season 3, which is currently airing on the platform, and half of the season’s episodes are aired and are now leading to the second act of the series.
Where can you stream Barry Season 4?
The series can be currently watched for all three seasons on HBO and HBO Max. New episodes of Barry Season 3 are currently airing at 10:00 p.m ET on Sunday. Moreover, the first two seasons of Barry are also available to rent or buy on Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Vudu with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users.
Barry Official Trailer
Barry Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series states, “Barry follows Barry Berkman, a hitman who is a discharged Marine from Cleveland. He flies to Los Angeles, lonely and disillusioned with life, to assassinate a target and finds a new sense of purpose when he enrols in a class of aspiring actors. Despite his best efforts to put his criminal past behind him and become an actor, he is unable to escape his dark past.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Barry Season 4 updates.