HBO has renewed their comedy series Barry and Silicon Valley. The Bill Hader fronted Barry will be back for its second season, while tech comedy Silicon Valley will return for season six.
“While Barry has delighted audiences with its deft interplay of comedy and drama, Silicon Valley remains as brilliantly and frighteningly prescient as ever”, said Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice-President of HBO Programming. “We’re thrilled that these two smart, funny shows are returning for another season.”
Barry follows a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest. While on a job in LA, he follows his “mark” into an acting class and is instantly drawn to the group of students. Barry wants to start a new life in this community of eager hopefuls, but his criminal past won’t let him walk away. Can he find a way to balance the two worlds? The dark comedy series stars Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler.
Silicon Valley 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. The comedy series, which was created by Mike Judge and Alec Berg, stars Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang and Suzanne Cryer.
Owing to their existing multi-year output deal with HBO, Sky Atlantic holds the UK rights to both Barry and Silicon Valley. They just announced that Barry will premiere on Thursday April 26th at 10:45pm, while the fifth season of Silicon Valley is presently airing on Sky Atlantic on Thursday nights at 10:10pm.