“Silicon Valley” and Bill Hader’s Dark Comedy “Barry” Renewed by HBO



HBO has renewed for a second season and for a sixth outing.

“While Barry has delighted audiences with its deft interplay of comedy and drama, Silicon Valley remains as brilliantly and frighteningly prescient as ever,” noted Amy Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO . “We’re thrilled that these two smart, funny shows are returning for another season.”

Created by Alec Berg and Bill Hader, Barry has delighted audiences after launching its eight-episode first season March 25. Hader stars as the titular character as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest who finds himself drawn into a community of acting students while on a hit in LA. He wants to start a new life, but his criminal past won’t make that easy. Can he find a way to balance the two worlds? Berg and Hader executive produce; Aida Rodgers and Emily Heller produce. Liz Sarnoff is a consulting producer.

Created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, the Emmy-winning Silicon Valley also returned for its eight-episode fifth season March 25. The series stars Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, and Kumail Nanjiani. The show takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Clay Tarver, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally, Jim Kleverweis, Jamie Babbit executive produce.

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