HBO Orders Bill Hader Comedy Pilot ‘Barry’

HBO has ordered “Barry,” a half-hour comedy pilot from “Saturday Night Live” alum Bill Hader, Variety has confirmed.

The pilot centers around 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.

Hader serves as writer, director, executive producer and star on the project, which is a product of his development deal with the premium cabler. “Silicon Valley” exec producer Alec Berg is also co-writer and EP on the pilot.

Hader most recently co-starred in Amy Schumer’s hit comedy “Trainwreck” on the big screen, and co-created and co-stars in IFC’s “Documentary Now!” mockumentary series with fellow “SNL” alums Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers. He’s repped by UTA, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment and Fred Toczek of law firm Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson. Berg is also repped by UTA, and Ken Richman of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.

The news was first reported by Variety sister site Deadline.

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