Bill Hader’s ‘Barry’: What to Expect in Season 2 on HBO

How do you get darker than Season One of Barry? Fans will have to wait and see exactly what that entails, but Hader promised he is taking the show to such a place the second time around. He told Variety that Barry finds himself in “a massive quandary,” which is something you could have said about his predicament in the show’s first installment.

After all, it’s not normal to have organized crime bosses and local cops on your tail while you hide your secret life from everyone you care about. And it’s far from ideal to shoot at the significant other of your mentor/friend/teacher after a quiet night in the country.

However, if Detective Moss didn’t survive the shootout on the dock (Have any of Barry’s targets?), Barry would indeed have more pressure on him from law enforcement than before. On top of that, he’d be coping with the grief of Gene Cousineau (Henry Winkler) and a terrified Sally (Sara Goldberg). If we had to guess based on Hader’s reaction at the close of Season One, he seems to think he finished off Moss. But strange things can happen in fiction, so we’ll wait and see.


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