As mentioned above, the show's ratings weren't impressive. The premiere has garnered 0.564 million viewers with a 0.22 demo rating among adults 18-49. Though this figure looked a bit low, HBO has picked up Divorce for a next round despite the same statistics. So we assumed that if Barry manages to increase the viewership up to at least 0.60 million viewers per episode and don't drop below 0.45 million, HBO will decide to pick up the dark comedy for another installment.
However, the more strong reason to renew the show was the response from critics and viewers. Without a doubt, HBO had to take these statistics into account. Indeed, this factor seemed impressive for Barry. On Metacritic, the first season of the dark comedy holds a score of 7.73/10 and a 98% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have evaluated Barry at 4/5/75%. On Metacritic, the ratings were even better, 83/100 and 7.8/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. Finally, on IMDb, Barry has a high score of 8.3/10 ~ 800 votes.
Summing up, Barry is an average comedy on HBO, which ideally fits the network's lineup. This show possesses a brilliant reception; the ratings were mainly acceptable. As a result, we concluded that Barry would likely return for Season 2 on HBO. The decision on renewal was just the matter of time. Luckily, we were right.
What's The Comedy Barry About?If you have not watched this black comedy on HBO, we suggest you read a brief overview of Barry below. Otherwise, you might scroll down to find out more about the possible release date for a next season.
The story focuses on Barry Berkman, a former marine, who is currently working as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Barry is entirely disappointed with his life and is seeking a way out of his dangerous business. But his appointment in LA changes everything in Barry's entire life. His mission is to kill an actor who is bedding with a mobster's wife. However, while tracking down a target, Barry stumbles upon an acting class. Barry shortly realizes his real intention. He was born to be an actor. Besides, he encounters Sally, who becomes the object of his affection. But how to break up with his past? It isn't simple to quit a killer career. Well, Barry would have to decide who he really is, a hitman or an actor?
On The Likely Release Date For Season 2As mentioned above, despite the average ratings, Barry has received the universal acclaim among critics and viewers. As a result, HBO has opted to renew Barry for another round. Barry would likely return for Season 2 this fall. However, we don't rule out the winter premiere, in January 2019.
The worst scenario is if it takes a year to produce one more season of the dark comedy. In that case, Barry Season 2 will premiere in March 2019, given the current schedule of the series. We are looking forward to the official decision from HBO. All the data above is nothing but our forecast. We'll update this page when HBO announces any official news. For now, stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed.