As for what that cast will be up to in Season 3 of “Barry,” it’s impossible to say at this point. But according to Bill Hader, as quoted in Deadline’s February 15 update, a major part of the new season’s narrative will involve Barry realizing how many lives he’s destroyed in seeking to make a new one for himself. The actor explained “there’s a lot left to explore. His own boneheaded way of trying to get in touch with himself ends up really hurting a lot of people. I don’t think he knew the extent that he’s hurt people, so this season, I think that’s what he’s kind of learning.”
Given that the Season 2 finale found Fuches narrowly escaping Barry’s wrath, Sally on the verge of her big break (and still oblivious to Barry’s true nature), and Gene now in-the-know about the devastating Season 1 death of his detective girlfriend (Paula Newsome), it’s safe to assume things are going to get stickier, and likely darker than ever before. They’ll presumably continue to be laugh-out-loud funny too. Per that Deadline report, as with Seasons 1 and 2 of the show, Hader and the gang will tackle the coming calamities in a sparse eight-episode season. Still, that should be more than enough to satisfy fans considering that Season 4 is already written and awaiting a green light from HBO, according to Hader’s 2021 comments on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” Here’s hoping that green light comes sooner rather than later.