Barry season 4: next episode, trailer, cast and everything to know about the final season

Bill Hader in Barry
(Image credit: Courtesy of HBO)

After the shocking season 3 finale, Barry season 4 not only looks to pick up the pieces from that but also bring the entire series in for a landing, as these eight episodes will be the last in the dark comedy's run. 

Since its debut in 2018, Barry has been one of the most acclaimed series on TV, winning nine Emmys, including two Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series trophies for Bill Hader and an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series win for Henry Winkler. The show has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series for all three of its seasons, but has not won that award.

Though it's sad to see the show ending (joining other 2023 TV shows ending like Succession and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), the good news is that after a more than three-year gap between Barry season 2 and Barry season 3, fans don't have to wait as long for Barry season 4.

So just what is in store for Barry's final season? Here is everything you need to know about Barry season 4. Warning, SPOILERS ahead for Barry season 3.

When is the next Barry season 4 episode?

The series finale of Barry arrives on Sunday, May 28, at 10:30 pm ET/PT. It'll be available to stream simultaneously on Max.

We do not have a synopsis for the finale, but the episode title is "wow."

UK viewers are expected to be able to watch Barry season 4 on Sky Comedy.

Barry season 4 plot

Bill Hader in Barry

Bill Hader in Barry (Image credit: Merrick Morton/HBO)

We can gather from the trailers (see below) that after Barry was arrested in the season 3 finale thanks to a trap set by Gene and Jim, he is sent to prison. Outside, Gene, Sally, NoHo Hank and others are trying to live their lives, but can they with a scorned Barry perhaps still a threat behind bars?

Here is the official synopsis for Barry season 4:

"Cousineau is hailed as a hero as Barry’s arrest has shocking consequences. It's all been leading up to this — the explosive and hilarious final chapter of Barry."

Barry season 4 episodes

Here are the plot synopsis for all of the Barry season 4 episodes released to date:

Barry season 4 episode 1, "yikes"
"Barry deals with his past in prison while finding Fuches with him. Sally returns home. Gene has a spark of new fame after his help with capturing Barry."

Barry season 4 episode 2, "bestest place on earth"
"Barry gets an unexpected visitor. Hank and Cristobal attempt to restart their operations. Gene tells his story. Sally deals with the aftermath of having dated Barry."

Barry season 4 episode 3, "you're charming"
"Sally begins teaching her acting class. Gene is unsure of the article. Barry's deal gets underway. Hank's past confronts him."

Barry season 4 episode 4, "it takes a psycho"
"Barry's breakout looms over everyone around him. Sally coaches her new protegé. The Chechens' reappearance threatens Hank and Cristobal's new business venture."

Barry season 4 episode 5, "tricky legacies"
"Roughly ten years after Barry's escape, Barry and Sally struggle with their new identity."

Barry season 4 episode 6, "the wizard"
"Barry heads to LA to track down Cousineau. Fuches gets out of prison. Sally struggles to parent John."

Barry season 4 trailer

The official trailer for Barry season 4 is here, featuring a potentially unstable Barry locked in prison, but still feeling like a threat to those on the outside (the lyrics "You better run for your life" from the song featured in the trailer don't help this). Watch the trailer, as well as the previously released teaser trailer directly below:

Barry season 4 cast

All of the main cast of Barry is back for the final season, led by Bill Hader as the titular hitman. Hader made his name starring on Saturday Night Live, but has reached another level with Barry, which as we mentioned has earned him two Emmy wins. He's also had a number of notable roles in movies, including Trainwreck, The Skeleton Twins and It Chapter Two. Side note, Hader directed every episode of the final season.

Hader gave an exclusive interview with Variety where he discussed the show, Barry's arc and what fans can expect from the final season.

Other series mainstays back are Henry Winkler (Happy Days) as Gene Cousineau, Stephen Root (Office Space) as Fuches, Sarah Goldberg (The Report) as Sally and Anthony Carrigan (Gotham) as NoHo Hank.

The rest of the confirmed cast for Barry season 4 includes Robert Wisdom (Black Bird) as Jim Moss, Michae Irby (Mayans M.C.) as Cristobal, Fred Melamed (Reboot) as Tom Posorro, Andrew Leeds (The Patient) as Leo, Patrick Fischler (A Friend of the Family) as Lon Oneil and Jessy Hodges (The Big Leap) as Lindsay.

How to watch Barry

Barry is an HBO original series, so Barry season 4 is going to air on TV on the premium cable channel. However, it is also going to be available to stream simultaneously on HBO Max, which you can sign up for as a standalone service or add it as an add-on channel on YouTube TV, Prime Video and Hulu.

If you want to catch up with the first three seasons of Barry, you can do so with Max.

UK viewers wanting to watch Barry are likely going to need a Sky TV subscription. Past seasons of the show are available to stream on Sky Go and NOW TV. 

Barry season 4 poster

(Image credit: Courtesy of HBO)
Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.