‘Hacks’: Multi-Award-Winning Comedy Renewed For Season 3

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16 Jun 22

‘Hacks’: Multi-Award-Winning Comedy Renewed For Season 3

HBO Max has renewed their brilliant, multi-award-winning comedy Hacks for Season 3 the US broadcaster has announced. The series runs on Prime Video in the UK.

‘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. In season one, 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… In season two, the partnership between Deborah and Ava continues to evolve as the two travel across the country workshopping the comedian’s new stand-up act.

“We congratulate Hacks’ extraordinarily gifted executive producers and cast, and our partners at Universal Television,” commented Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. “We are overjoyed at the audience and press response to the new season, and glad to give viewers more of this gorgeous, hilarious, moving show.”

The series stars Jean Smart, an Emmy, SAG Awards and Critics Choice Awards winner for her performance in season one of the series, along with Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Jane Adams, who were all nominated for Emmys for the first season. Cast members Christopher McDonald, Kaitlin Olson, Paul W. Downs, Poppy Liu, Rose Abdoo, Mark Indelicato, Meg Stalter, Angela E. Gibbs, Luenell, Johnny Sibilly, Joe Mande, Ally Maki and Lorenza Izzo also star. Season two introduced new recurring guest stars Laurie Metcalf, Martha Kelly, Ming-Na Wen and Susie Essman, and guest stars Margaret Cho and Devon Sawa.

The comedy is created and showrun by Emmy Award-winners 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 Award 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.

“The first two seasons of Hacks – expertly crafted by Lucia, Paul and Jen – gave us beloved, complex characters who make us laugh and feel deeply,” adds Erin Underhill, President, Universal Television. “We’re thrilled that our HBO Max partners have renewed this standout series for a third season, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for Deborah, Ava and the rest of our outstanding ensemble.”

Hacks‘ Seasons 1 and 2 are available right now on Prime Video UK, and on HBO Max in the USA.