One of the newest HBO series, Barry, set off on its maiden voyage recently. Joining it was a returning favorite, Silicon Valley, which kicked off its fifth season.
Fans of the shows, new and old, didn’t have to spend much time worrying about whether or not there would be future seasons, as HBO recently announced that they have ordered both Barry season two and Silicon Valley season six.
The announcement was made by executive vice president of HBO Programming Amy Gravitt, who said:
â€œWhile BARRY has delighted audiences with its deft interplay of comedy and drama, SILICON VALLEY remains as brilliantly and frighteningly prescient as ever. Weâ€™re thrilled that these two smart, funny shows are returning for another season.â€
Here’s more information on Barry from the press release:
Created by Alec Berg and Bill Hader, BARRY launched its eight-episode first season March 25. Hader stars in the title role as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest who finds himself drawn into a community of acting students while on a hit job in LA. He wants to start a new life, but his criminal past wonâ€™t let him walk away. Can he find a way to balance the two worlds?
The current season of BARRY, which concludes May 13, was hailed by TV Guide as â€œwildly original and sensationally entertaining,â€ while NPR termed it â€œthe best new comedy on televisionâ€; the Washington Post described the series as â€œterrificâ€ and Entertainment Weekly called Hader â€œphenomenal.â€
Season one credits: BARRY was created by Alec Berg & Bill Hader; executive produced by Alec Berg and Bill Hader; produced by Aida Rodgers; consulting producer, Liz Sarnoff; producer, Emily Heller.
As well as some information on Silicon Valley for those unfamiliar with the show:
A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, the EmmyÂ®-winning and Golden Globe-nominated SILICON VALLEY returned for its eight-episode fifth season March 25. 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.
Among the critical raves for the current season, which concludes May 13, the Atlantic called the show â€œexcitingâ€ and â€œhilarious,â€ while the A.V. Club said SILICON VALLEY has â€œone of the best comedic ensembles on televisionâ€; Slant Magazine hailed the show for â€œgut-busting comedy,â€ and Vulture described the new season as â€œa very smartly designed software upgrade.â€
Season five credits: SILICON VALLEY was created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky; executive producers, Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Clay Tarver, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally, Jim Kleverweis, Jamie Babbit; co-executive producers, Anthony King, Graham Wagner and Ron Weiner; consulting producers, Carrie Kemper, Carson Mell, Jonathan Dotan, Todd Silverstein and Josh Lieb.
You can catch up on Barry and Silicon Valley via HBO Go and on demand services, and new episodes can be watched on HBO on Sunday nights.
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