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Bill Hader Is a Terrible Writer in Teaser for "Barry" Season 2

Season two is expected to double down on its dark humor and even darker themes of trauma, alienation, and the absurdity of looking for "truth."

Barry's awkward hit man-turned-actor is back in the spotlight in HBO's new teaser for season 2.

The trailer opens with Bill Hader's Barry unloading his anxieties on stage before flashing back to his struggles writing his own monologue–one that somehow "speaks his truth" without exposing himself as a low rent mercenary.

Barry Season 2 | Teaser Trailer ft. Bill Hader | HBO youtu.be

Even though the trailer is less than a minute long, all the most meaningful people in Barry's life signal their return. His vapid L.A. acting coach, Gene Cousineau (Henry Winkler), offers more nonsensical melodrama, telling Barry, "There is inherent darkness in you." NoHo Hank (Anthony Carrigan) returns as TV's most endearing Chechen mobster—not to mention Barry's friend, as he tells him: "You are like the most evil, badass person I know. Do I not tell you that enough?" And Sally (Sarah Goldberg) is there too—still focused on her craft and oblivious to everything else.

Slated for release this spring, season two is expected to double down on its dark humor and even darker themes of trauma, alienation, and the absurdity of still giving a fuck. Last year Hader teased in an interview with IndieWire, "I think, just for the virtue of Barry's character and what he does for a living, and how we've chosen to portray it—which is him becoming a little more sensitive to what he does for a living and how it's affecting people and himself — it starts to get darker."


Meg Hanson is a Brooklyn-based writer, teacher and jaywalker. Find Meg at her website and on Twitter @megsoyung.


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