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Barry season 4 cast, release date, plot, and reviews

Here's all you need to know about the Barry season 4 cast list, release date, and plot, plus a few reviews on Barry Berkman's (Bill Hader) dramatic return.

Bill Hader in Barry season 4

Who is in the Barry season 4 cast and when was the Barry season 4 release date? It’s pretty difficult to continue to tell the story of a hitman when that hitman is in jail. That was the predicament facing the fourth season of Bill Hader’s HBO TV series Barry, following the dramatic conclusion to the third outing.

While the ending of Barry season three may have seemed like a definitive denouement for TV’s most widely acclaimed black comedy series, the fourth run of one of the best TV series of the modern era took things in a fascinating new direction. So, who were the main players in the Barry season 4 cast, when did the show air, and what exactly happened?

Barry season 4 cast

All the major players returned for the fourth and final series of Barry. That includes Bill Hader, Sarah Goldberg, Henry Winkler, Anthony Carrigan, and Stephen Root.

Supporting actors Michael Irby, Robert Wisdom, and Fred Melamed were all back in the action among the Barry cast. But new faces joined the party as well, including a Guillermo del Toro cameo, Zachary Gollinger as Barry and Sally’s son, and an appearance by indie film extraordinaire Jim Cummings in the Barry Berkman movie.

The Barry season 4 cast list included:

  • Bill Hader as Barry Berkman
  • Sarah Goldberg as Sally Reed
  • Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau
  • Anthony Carrigan as NoHo Hank
  • Stephen Root as Monroe Fuches
  • Michael Irby as Cristobal Sifuentes
  • Robert Wisdom as Jim Moss
  • Zachary Gollinger as John Berkman

Barry season 4 release date: Bill Hader as Barry

Barry season 4 release date and reviews

Barry season 4 premiered on Sunday April 16, 2023 and wrapped up on Sunday May 28, 2023. The show released episodes weekly, but had to cut through the noise surrounding Succession, which was airing on the same day each week.

Nevertheless, we were big fans of Barry season 4 here at The Digital Fix. The penultimate episode, Barry season 4 episode 7 got a score of four out of five from us, and was heralded as a great foundation for the big finale. It was Barry season 4 episode 4 which got our full five stars, though, as the show combined laughs and violence perfectly.

Over on Rotten Tomatoes, the show’s fourth season holds a rating of 97% among critics, while audiences peg it at 85%, which proves Barry’s swansong has been well received across the board.

Barry season 4 release date: Bill Hader as Barry

Barry season 4 trailer

The Barry season 4 trailer dropped on March 7, 2023. Watch it below.

A second Barry trailer dropped on March 30th, which teased a rather morose send-off for our favourite hitman turned assassin.

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What happened in Barry season 4?

Barry season 4 was, frankly, crazy. Barry Berkman escaped prison, ran away with Sally Reed and they started a new life together for eight years, until the past caught up with them.

Posing as Clarke and Emily, Barry and Sally raised a son called John. Barry turned to religion, while Sally turned to alcohol. When news of Gene Cousineau coming out of hiding emerged, the Barry season 4 time jump reached a chaotic crossroads.

Barry went back to his old life and attempted to kill Cousineau to stop the Barry Berkman movie being made. Meanwhile, NoHo Hank and Fuches butted heads for a while over their approaches to doing business. The show concluded with Cousineau killing Barry before he could confess to his crimes, Hank being killed by Fuches, and Sally and John living a nice, happy life without Barry. In short, it was a lot to take in!


Barry season 4 release date: Bill Hader as Barry

Will Barry season 4 be the final season?

Yes, Barry season 4 is the final series. Hader himself confirmed the news, and judging by the conclusion, there is no way for a Barry season 5 release date to happen.

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