‘Hacks’ Season 2 Gets June UK Premiere Date On Prime Video
The first season of the brilliant, multi-award-winning ‘Hacks‘ only landed in the UK in April, but you won’t have too long to wait for Season 2, as Prime Video announces a June UK premiere date for the comedy’s return.
Season one of ‘Hacks’ introduced us to the dark mentorship that formed between Deborah Vance (Jean Smart), a legendary Las Vegas comedian, who is trying to salvage her waning career, and Ava (Hannah Einbinder), an entitled, outcast 25-year-old television writer. Vance was losing her relevance, and the head of the casino wanted to reduce the number of her performances. Ava had been ostracised for an “insensitive tweet” and is struggling to find work. The duo realised they could help each other… Albeit reluctantly…
As we head into season two, the partnership between Deborah and her young, entitled writer Ava continues to evolve as the two travel across the country workshopping the comedian’s new stand-up act.
In addition to Smart and Einbinder, the series stars series regular Carl Clemons-Hopkins (‘Chicago Med’, ‘The Chi’) as Marcus, Deborah’s chief operating officer. Recurring guest stars include Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonald, Paul W. Downs, Mark Indelicato, Poppy Liu, Johnny Sibilly, Meg Stalter and Rose Abdoo.
The series picked up Emmys for both Outstanding Directing and Writing for a Comedy Series, alongside an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Smart. She also picked up the TCA for Individual Achievement in Comedy, a SAG for Outstanding Performance, and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series. In addition, the show landed a Golden Globe for Best Television Series.
‘Hacks’ is created and showrun by Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky. It is executive produced by Downs and Aniello via their Paulilu banner, Statsky via First Thought Productions, as well as Emmy winners Michael Schur via Fremulon, David Miner for 3 Arts Entertainment, and Morgan Sackett. The studio is Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
‘Hacks‘ Season 2 premieres Friday, 10th June 2022 on Prime Video UK.