We already should know that health & safety are taking high priority right now, and well it should, thus putting a halt to most television productions. We have already singled out other HBO shows bogged down. Two big shows at HBO have been halted since that announcement. The latest shows taking a pause are SUCCESSION and BARRY.
Jesse Armstrong’s satirical dramatic-comedy SUCCESSION has of course easily proven that HBO could survive post-GoT like many of knew it could. It has already given us 20 powerful episodes over two seasons of backstabbing, bickering and snarky retorts coming from the Logan family as the siblings jockey in positions to be the heir to their patriarch’s empire. We’ve been eager for a Season Three all along, but now we have to wait. We are anticipating what will appear to be Roman Roy’s (Kieran Culkin) chance to shine when the series resumes.
The other show is Alex Berg’s BARRY, the hot Bill Hader comedy for HBO. There are 16 episodes to enjoy over two seasons and we are indeed itching to find out what happens as we were left on a bit of a cliffhanger last May. Janice’s body has been discovered and Gene and Barry are implicated in her death all under the mastermind of grubby Fuches. With a bit of misdirected fake evidence Barry is able to clear Gene but now he is gunning for Fuches except there is a bit of acting with the class that gets in the way. What will happen next? A bit of a wait I’m afraid.
The good thing about the downtime is that the respective writing teams will have plenty of time to hone great scripts for each installment of their shows and all remain safe while doing it. Both shows will be awesome when they are able to resume.
HBO stated – “We are looking forward to resuming preproduction when it is safe and healthy for everyone working on our shows to do so. Where possible, our writers are continuing to write remotely.”