The Pop Culture World Can’t Believe What Bill Hader Is Doing With ‘Barry’ Right Now

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After making a name for himself as arguably the best Saturday Night Live cast member following the Will Ferrell years, Bill Hader’s career has taken a turn in a wildly different direction in recent years thanks to his work on the HBO series Barry.

Originally a comedy with a dark tilt about a hitman trying to become an actor, Barry has evolved into a full-blown high-stakes drama over the course of its four seasons, culminating in a current fourth season that has television fans completely awed by what Hader’s pulling off, as he directed all eight episodes of the conclusive final season.

Warning: Light spoilers for Season 4, episode 4 of Barry, “it takes a psycho”, will follow

After the conclusion of Sunday night’s episode, television fans immediately hoped on Twitter to rave about the latest episode of Barry, titled “it takes a psycho”, which was yet another harrowing gut-punch in a season that’s been full of them.

With Bill Hader recently saying his next project may be a horror film, fans are absolutely clamoring to see what that would look like following his stunning work on Barry.

“We wrote a movie that I’d like to make at some point, which is kind of like what everybody usually does. They try to make a little, small thing. And then I have two other ideas. One is kind of hard to describe, and then the other one is ‘Barry’-like in tone, but instead of a crime thing, it’s like a horror thing,” Hader recently told Deadline.

“The horror one, I would star in. The other two, as of now, I would not be in,” he said.

Not only is Hader directing the hell out of Barry, but he’s also putting forth another Emmy-worth performance, as he won Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in both 2018 and 2019.

In addition to Hader, Barry also stars Henry Winkler, Sarah Goldberg, Stephen Root, Anthony Carrigan, Sarah Burns, Robert Wisdom, D’Arcy Carden, and more.


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