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A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.
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Series cast summary:
Bill Hader ...  Barry Berkman 8 episodes, 2018
Stephen Root ...  Monroe Fuches 8 episodes, 2018
Sarah Goldberg ...  Sally Reed 8 episodes, 2018
Glenn Fleshler ...  Goran Pazar 8 episodes, 2018
Anthony Carrigan ...  NoHo Hank 8 episodes, 2018
Henry Winkler ...  Gene Cousineau 8 episodes, 2018
Darrell Britt-Gibson ...  Jermaine Jefrint 8 episodes, 2018
Andy Carey ...  Eric 8 episodes, 2018
Rightor Doyle ...  Nick Nicholby 8 episodes, 2018
Alejandro Furth ...  Antonio Manuel 8 episodes, 2018
Kirby Howell-Baptiste ...  Sasha Smith 8 episodes, 2018
Paula Newsome ...  Detective Janice Moss 7 episodes, 2018
John Pirruccello ...  Detective Loach 7 episodes, 2018
D'Arcy Carden ...  Natalie Greer 6 episodes, 2018
Chris Marquette ...  Chris Lucado 4 episodes, 2018
Mark Ivanir ...  Vacha / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Dale Pavinski ...  Taylor 4 episodes, 2018
Marcus Brown ...  Vaughn 3 episodes, 2018
Troy Caylak ...  Akmahl 3 episodes, 2019
Gleb Kaminer ...  Chechen Translator 3 episodes, 2019
Robert Curtis Brown ...  Mike Hallman 2 episodes, 2018
Karen David ...  Sharon Lucado 2 episodes, 2018
Michael Irby ...  Cristobal Sifuentes 2 episodes, 2018
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Disillusioned at the thought of taking down another "mark," depressed, low-level hit man Barry Berkman seeks a way out. When the Midwesterner reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an actor who is bedding a mobster's wife, little does Barry know that the City of Angels may be his sanctuary. He follows his target into acting class and ends up instantly drawn to the community of eager hopefuls, especially dedicated student Sally, who becomes the object of his affection. While Barry wants to start a new life as an actor, his handler, Fuches, has other ideas, and the hit man's criminal past won't let him walk away so easily. Written by Jwelch5742

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A hitman searching for some direction.


Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

25 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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16:9 HD
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In Episode 6 we see Barry in his Marine Corps dress blues uniform. The Marine Corps emblems on the collar are backwards, and the ribbons do not match those shown in his keepsake shadow box in Episode 1. See more »

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As Charming And Fun As I Imagined
26 March 2018 | by neener3707See all my reviews

Right from the get go I knew this would be a gem, from the trailers to the clips, there was something unique and charming about it. Happily I was not disappointing as the show now has my full attention and I really liked it, looks like another HBO. So you know the premise, killer gets dragged into an acting class, finds out he loves it even though he sucks, now he wants to balance killing with his new found passion. But without giving anything away, there is more to the story than just that. The writing was as witty and charismatic as I expected, kind of reminded me of Dexter. The producers are known for some pretty big shows like Seinfeld, Silicon Valley, and of course Bill Hader himself. So its no surprise we have another fun little show on our hands.

Bill Hader's performance is just as unexpectedly good as everything else in this show, his character is very intriguing, unique, and fun to watch. Same goes for all the other actors like Stephen Root and Sarah Goldberg, such a great chemistry everyone has makes for a good show so far. I'm fully invested in the show and very much look forward to seeing the entire thing. The story clearly has many directions to go in and I can't wait to see what was created.

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