HBO has renewed comedy series Barry for a second season and Silicon Valley for its sixth go-round.
“While Barry has delighted audiences with its deft interplay of comedy and drama, Silicon Valley remains as brilliantly and frighteningly prescient as ever,” noted Amy Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. “We’re thrilled that these two smart, funny shows are returning for another season.”
The renewal for both series comes shortly after the season premieres for each.
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 won’t let him walk away. Can he find a way to balance the two worlds?
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Berg and Hader executive produce; Aida Rodgers and Emily Heller produce. Liz Sarnoff is consulting producer.
Created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, the Emmy-winning Silicon Valley also 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.
Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Clay Tarver, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally, Jim Kleverweis, Jamie Babbit executive produce; Anthony King, Graham Wagner and Ron Weiner co-exec produce; consulting producers are Carrie Kemper, Carson Mell, Jonathan Dotan, Todd Silverstein and Josh Lieb.