Bill Hader is a Hitman Who Wants to Act in Trailer for HBO Series ‘Barry’ (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - February 23, 2018

Easily the best Saturday Night Live cast member of his era, Bill Hader is finally getting his first starring vehicle in the new HBO series Barry. The premise will seem familiar to anyone who's seen Shane Black's brilliant Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, but it goes in a much different direction than that film. Here's the show's official logline...

Barry (Bill Hader) is a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an aspiring actor. Barry follows his “mark” into an acting class and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theater scene. He wants to start a new life as an actor, but his criminal past won’t let him walk away —can he find a way to balance both worlds?

This is honestly a pretty perfect vehicle for Hader, whose face contains copious amounts of melancholy. It seems promising enough, and the show is being executive produced by Hader and Alec Berg, who has worked on two of the greatest comedy series in the history of television, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld. Hader is also stepping behind the camera to direct some episodes, so this should be an interesting experiment to say the least. Not to mention Barry Zuckerkorn/Arthur Fonzarelli is taking time out of his busy schedule of trying to convince my parents to get a reverse mortgage to co-star, so that's also very promising. Barry premieres on HBO on March 25.

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