Bill Hader‘s comedy pilot “Barry” has been picked up to series at HBO.
Hader co-wrote and executive produced the pilot with Alec Berg (“Silicon Valley”). The comedian stars in and directed the pilot as well.
The show centers on Hader as an ex-Marine 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.
Filming for the series will take place in 2017 in Los Angeles.
Hader recently co-created and co-starred in the IFC series “Documentary Now!” with Fred Armisen, and had a guest appearance on the Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” starring fellow “SNL” alum Andy Samberg.