After gaining popularity as one of the best new TV shows of 2021. Much expected Hacks has returned on HBO Max with season 2. The Emmy show has Carl Clemons Hopkins, Jean Smart Rose Abdoo, and Hannah Einbinder.
Jean Smart delivered an Emmy-winning performance, she plays Deborah Vance a stand-up comedian. After running a house full show in Vegas for years her career starts to go down. So, to regain her show’s popularity she hires a new-age writer Hannah Einbinder (Ava Daniels). Hannah was fired from her last job because of her insensitive tweets. They team up and form an unconvinced alliance to get back Deborah’s lost popularity and help Ava get back her broken reputation.
Season 1 received 15 nominations in total and also grabbed 3 wins. Hacks has also demonstrated itself as HBO Max’s original show.
Season 2 Release Date
Hacks season 2 is already streaming. It was released on May 12, Thursday, and the first 2 episodes are ready for viewers.
2 new episodes will be aired every week at 3 a.m. ET on Thursday and the season finale will air on 2nd June.
Total Episodes and runtime of Hacks Season 2
Season 1 had 10 episodes. Season 2 will have 8 episodes in total with a runtime of 30 min per episode.
Will there be a 3rd Season?
There is still no official news regarding 3rd season but given that season 1 was loved by the viewers and gained huge popularity and season 2 is already here. So, season 3 is likely to get a renewal by the studio soon after the release of season 2.
Season 2 Cast
Jean Smart as Deborah Vance a stand-up comedian and Einbinder as Ava Daniels, a new age writer are the front faces of the show, they had excellent chemistry in season 1 and we only expect it to get better as the bonds of the characters deepen.
Smart has been on a roll, alongside hacks she also starred in the 2021 hit series Mare of Easttown. On the other hand, Einbinder is a completely new discovery in the house as she had only 3 little projects before grabbing the role of Ava Daniels.
Other returning casts include Ally Maki (Taylor), Mark Indelicato (Damien), Paul W. Downs (agent Jimmy), Angela E. Gibbs (Marcus’s mom), Clemons-Hopkins (Marcus), Megan Statler (Jimmy’s assistant Kayla), Poppy Liu (Kiki), Carl Christopher McDonald (Marty), Lorenza Izzo (Ruby), Jane Adams (Nina Daniels), Luenell (Miss Loretta), Rose Abdoo (Josefina), Joe Mande (Ray), Kaitlin Olson (DJ), and Johnny Sibilly (Wilson).
New characters in the season include Martha Kelly, Susie Essman, Ming-Na Wen, and Laurie Metcalf, their roles are still unknown. Devon Sawa and Margaret Cho are set to be the guest star in the show.
Where to watch
Season 2 is only available on HBO Max. In the UK where HBO Max is still not present, Season 1 is streaming on Amazon Prime Video and the season 2 release date is still unclear.