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HBO renews Barry for a third season of bad acting and good murders

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HBO’s Barry, the thrilling, tragicomic story of a crack assassin-turned-shitty actor, has been renewed for a third season, Variety reports.

Barry’s second season dropped a few weeks ago, and it’s first two episodes have served not only as a showcase for star Bill Hader, but also for players like John Pirruccello’s tortured Loach and Anthony Carrigan’s NoHo Hank, who’s been revealed to be a lot more dangerous than the actor’s zany turn initially suggested. Still, Barry remains at the center of the season, which promises to dig deeper into the character’s own murderous impulses.

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We’ll get a release date, one imagines, after the second season wraps its eight-episode run in May. 

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