Everything We Know About 'Barry' Season 3

It will be worth the wait.


Over its two seasons on HBO, Bill Hader’s (very) dark comedy Barry has established itself as some of the most ambitious television out there. (Who could forget, for instance, the episode featuring the almost feral little girl laying into our titular assassin?) What started as a comedy with a clever hook-a killer is hired to off an aspiring actor and is bitten with the showbiz bug himself-ended up being an exploration of whether a person can ever really shake their violent nature. And it turns out that no, a “violent piece of shit” will remain a “violent piece of shit.” Threading in a deft parody of acting school conventions with absurdism in the form of some delightful Chechen mobsters, Barry is truly special. But when will there be more?

Is Barry renewed for another season? 

With that cliffhanger? Hell yes it is. A third season was announced even before the second ended in May 2019. 

When will Season 3 of Barry actually air? 

That’s the million dollar question. The show was in pre-production when coronavirus hit, forcing everything to shut down. Henry Winkler told PeopleTV in April that the cast was all set to do their second table read when they were told about the delay, but that they were hoping to start up again in late summer 2020, which didn’t happen. Bill Hader told Seth Meyers in a January 2021 interview that, even though they hadn’t started filming, he had not only written Season 3, but Season 4 as well. “Season 3 is completely written and ready to go, and during this time we actually went and wrote Season 4, so we have both of those kind of done,” he said. “We’re just waiting until we can start shooting again.”

A bit of good news finally came in February 2021 when HBO chief Casey Bloys told Deadline that shooting had begun on Season 3, and a Season 4 renewal was also likely. 

What can we expect when it does come back? 

Chances are, it’s going to be depressing as hell. Barry Season 2, if you may recall, ended on a down note. There’s now no denying that the titular character is a capital-B bad guy. He is not a reformed killer; he’s a killer-killer, as evidenced by the monastery full of gangsters that he murdered in cold blood out of rage at his handler Fuches (Stephen Root). On top of that, he allows his acting mentor Gene Cousineau (Winkler) to get arrested for the murder of Cousineau’s girlfriend-a murder which Barry himself committed. In the last moments of the episode, Cousineau realizes that his student is indeed a cold-blooded killer, saying, “Oh my god,” before the credits roll. 

Hader and co-creator Alec Berg haven’t dropped many hints about where Season 3 is going, but we can guess it will be pretty dark. 

Will there be any new characters? 

Probably, but no additional casting has been announced yet. Expect familiar faces to return. Barry and Gene will face off, of course. Fuches and Noho Hank (Anthony Carrigan) both survived Barry’s rampage, so they are still in the mix, and Barry’s girlfriend Sally (Sarah Goldberg) had an unintentional triumph on stage.Need help finding something to watch? Sign up here for our weekly Streamail newsletter to get streaming recommendations delivered straight to your inbox.

Esther Zuckerman is a senior entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @ezwrites.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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