On the job for a week-plus, the new president of programming has handed out a series pickup to Bill Hader comedy series Barry, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Set to shoot in L.A. in 2017, Hader penned the script with Alec Berg (Silicon Valley) and also stars, exec produces and directed the pilot.
Source and more: THR
Barry centers on an ex-Marine (Hader) who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theater scene.
Source and more: Deadline