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.
A hitman searching for some direction.
Did You Know?
Barry was originally supposed to have many more lines in the pilot- Bill Hader
was so preoccupied with his directing responsibilities that he found himself unprepared to actually play the character of Barry when he got to set, and ended up cutting or redistributing many of his lines to other characters instead. See more