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‘Barry’ Trailer: Bill Hader Kills at Community Theater in HBO Assassin Comedy

Henry Winkler co-stars as an acting coach in the newest piece to the network's Sunday night comedy puzzle.

Barry Trailer HBO Bill Hader

Arnold Schwarzenegger saying, “But they were all bad” is a pretty high bar for funny hitmen to reach. Luckily, the new HBO series “Barry” has Bill Hader. And he doesn’t even need an accent.

Hader stars as a contract assassin who, after taking some classes with a local theater group, finds a second calling as a stage performer. His instructor? Naturally played by Henry Winkler, whose pause at the end of this first trailer is enough to tune into the show all by itself.

“Barry” also features a cast of seasoned comedy vets besides Winkler, including the ever-welcome Stephen Root as Barry’s mob go-between, alongside Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, and Anthony Carrigan.

Hader is an executive producer on the series, along with “Silicon Valley” showrunner Alec Berg. (The series debuts right after “Silicon Valley” Season 5 premieres as part of the HBO spring Sunday night comedy block.) Hader will also be behind the camera for a handful of “Barry” Season 1 episodes.

If this season ends without Barry and his classmates actually doing “Assassins,” it’ll be a giant missed opportunity. (Hader would definitely be a great Balladeer, right?)

Anyway, watch the full trailer (including a very ominous and scary glass punch) below.

Barry premieres March 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO.

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