Hacks is back after becoming one of the best new TV shows of 2021. Season 2 of Hacks is almost here, and it’s hard not to be thrilled to see more Deborah (Jean Smart in an award-winning performance at the Emmy) and Ava (the Emmy-nominated Hannah Einbinder) dysfunctional and beautiful relationship.
Season 1 of Hacks received numerous awards in addition to favorable reviews from critics. Hacks received 15 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and three wins, in addition to the win and Emmy nomination mentioned above. Hacks has also established itself as one of HBO Max’s flagship original shows.
Here’s all the information you need about Season 2 of Hacks.
Hacks Season 2 Release Date
Hacks season 2 will be released on HBO Max on Thursday, May 12. In fact, it’s one of the standouts on HBO Max this month.
Season 2 will consist of eight episodes, two of which will air weekly for four weeks.
Is there a Hacks season 2 trailer?
These Season 2 trailers will whet your appetite for the return of Hacks. With the official trailer and trailer for Hacks season 2 below, you can get a taste of the antics, fights, and touching moments Deborah and Ava will have this season.
The cast of season 2 of Hacks
Season 2 of Hacks stars Jean Smart as Deborah Vance and Hannah Einbinder as Ava Daniels. Deborah is a legendary successful comedienne who is inspired by Joan Rivers. Ava is a rising comedian who has had a few setbacks in her career.
They will be joined by the following cast members:
- Marcus, Deborah’s COO, is played by Carl Clemons-Hopkins.
- Deborah “DJ” Vance Jr. is played by Kaitlin Olson, and Nina, Ava’s mother, is played by Jane Adams, Deborah’s daughter.
- Palmetto Casino CEO Marty Ghilain is played by Christopher McDonald.
- Jimmy LuSaque, Deborah and Ava’s manager, is portrayed by Paul W. Downs.
- Damien, Deborah’s personal assistant, is played by Mark Indelicato.
- Deborah’s personal blackjack dealer is played by Poppy Liu.
- Deborah’s housekeeper, Josefina, is played by Rose Abdoo.
- Kayla, Jimmy’s assistant, is played by Meg Stalter.
- Wilson, a water maintenance worker and Marcus’ love interest, is played by Johnny Sibilly.
- Robin, Marcus’ mother, is played by Angela E. Gibbs.
- Luenell as Robin’s friend Miss Loretta
- Ruby, Ava’s ex-girlfriend, is played by Lorenza Izzo.
Season 2 of Hacks will feature a few new faces, including well-known faces from the comedy world. There will be appearances from Laurie Metcalf, Margaret Cho, Ming-Na Wen, Martha Kelly, Susie Essman and Devon Sawa. At the moment, little is known about their characters.
Where to watch Hacks 2
When Hacks season 2 comes out, it will only be available on HBO Max, which requires a subscription to the streaming service. The good news is that you can choose between HBO Max’s ad-free and ad-free plans. You can also watch the entire first season whenever you want with an HBO Max account.
The first season is available now on Prime Video in the UK, where HBO Max is unavailable, but it’s unclear when Hacks season 2 will be available.
What will season 2 be about?
Downs reveals a roadmap for the season in an EW first preview, saying, “We start the season with [Deborah] desperately needs another residency, but to do that, she must first perfect her new act. She must create a new hour and make it so unmistakable that she can carve out a new niche in Las Vegas… Everyone is working together to figure out how to achieve this in a short time.
It involves transferring Deborah from her “castle in Vegas” to the “very cramped and confined space” of her tour bus. Statsky predicts a “fun new dynamic” as Deborah and her entourage travel to the East Coast and back. In the trailer, Deborah is seen refusing to remove her skincare from the tour bus fridge in order to make room for Ava’s kombucha. We also meet one of the story’s new animated characters, Laurie Metcalf’s Alice, also known as “Weed”, who appears as Deborah’s new tour manager.
But the road trip might not be all fun and games, because Ava’s Season 1 meltdown isn’t over yet. Prior to their reconciliation, Ava sent a damning email about the horrors of working for Deborah. It doesn’t go away easily. Einbinder teases, “The first three episodes are really about Ava having a private experience.” “She is so preoccupied with this email that she is a bit off. She is a prisoner of her thoughts and her fear. In the trailer, we see Ava confide in Jimmy, who warns her, “If she finds out, she’ll kill you.” Deborah is shown wielding a raging chainsaw.
Other characters will also be affected. Downs teased the Season 1 sexual harassment incident between his character, embattled manager Jimmy, and Meg Stalter’s character, random assistant Kayla, in an interview with Esquire. “There will undoubtedly be some fallout,” Downs predicted. “We’ll be dealing with Barbara from HR.” According to the first photos from EW, Jimmy and Kayla are sitting outside Barbara’s desk, terrified and scolded. “The ‘will or won’t she keep working on Jimmy’s desk’ [answer] is still up in the air,” Downs told EW.