How much longer would you like to do the show? Have there been any discussions about Season 4?
MEYERS: Yeah we’re talking about it. Again it comes down to—you know obviously I think Bill blew it with Barry. Nobody likes that show. A complete loser at all the awards (laughs). But it’s nice to realize that people that I want and think should be successful are being so successful that it’s making the show a little bit harder to do, but it’s been really great to take as much time off as we did and have people be excited about it coming back.
[read at Colider-thank you to Anna for the heads up!]
We don’t know much about the specifics of Season 2 yet, except the directors, which were revealed back in August: “For Season 2, Hader and Alec Berg will each direct two episodes, while acclaimed Atlanta director Hiro Murai—who directed two Season 1 episodes—is also returning to helm two episodes of Season 2. Rounding out the list are two Barry newcomers each helming one episode: Liza Johnson (Elvis & Nixon) and Minkie Spiro (Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife).” But the trailer also reveals the search for Janice (Paula Newsome), who is missing, and the reaction Gene (Harry Winkler) has to it (mostly by using the acting class as therapy). Barry meanwhile is working in an athletic shop, trying to keep his lives separate, but as Gene jovially notes: “Barry there is an inherent darkness within you, I had the same instinct with Charlie Manson.”
[read the full article at Collider]
As they prepare to face off at the DGA Awards, Sherman-Palladino and Palladino admit they can’t get mad at the competition: Donald Glover (“Atlanta”), Hiro Murai (“Atlanta”), and Bill Hader (“Barry”). Of the nominees, only Glover and Sherman-Palladino have previously been nominated, and no one in the category has previously won a DGA Award — so it will be a first for whoever winds up on stage.
“I’m going to be applauding for whomever wins, unless it’s me, and then I’ll pretend to be very humble,” Palladino said. “[Look at] the company we’re in. We’ve met Bill Hader, and once you meet Bill Hader there’s no hating Bill Hader!”
[read here on Variety, and Thank you to Anna for the link!]
Bill Hader was making America laugh with his roles in skits like The Californians or as his popular Weekend Update character Stefon, but he was not laughing behind the scenes. Hader said his first five seasons were especially tough, as his future on Saturday Night Live was never guaranteed. Hader told Variety that executive producer Lorne Michaels did assure him after that he had a spot on the program indefinitely, but added his anxiety never fully went away.
[read the rest on CinemaBlend]