After gaining popularity as one of the best new TV shows of 2021. The highly anticipated Hacks returned to HBO Max with Season 2. The Emmy show has Carl Clemons HopkinsJean Smart Rose Abdoo and Hannah Einbinder.
Jean Smart delivered an Emmy-winning performance, she plays Deborah Vance a stand-up comedian. After running a full show in Las Vegas for years, her career began to decline. So, to regain her show’s popularity, she hires 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 reclaim Deborah’s lost popularity and help Ava regain her shattered reputation.
Season 1 received 15 nominations in total and also had 3 wins. Hacks also happened to be 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 air weekly at 3 a.m. ET on Thursdays, and the season finale will air on June 2.
Hacks Season 2 Total Episodes and Run Time
Season 1 had 10 episodes. Season 2 will have 8 episodes in total with a duration of 30 min per episode.
Will there be a 3rd season?
There is still no official news regarding the 3rd season but since season 1 was loved by the viewers and gained huge popularity and season 2 is already here. So, season 3 is expected to be renewed by the studio soon after the release of season 2.
Cast of Season 2
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 great chemistry in Season 1 and we expect only that it improves as the character bonds deepens.
Smart is on a roll, alongside hacks she also starred in the hit 2021 series Mare of Easttown. On the other hand, Einbinder is a brand new find in the house as she only had 3 small projects before landing the role of Ava Daniels.
Other returning cast members include Ally Maki (Taylor), Mark Indelicato (Damien), Paul W. Downs (Agent Jimmy), Angela E. Gibbs (Marcus’ mother), Clemons-Hopkins (Marcus), Megan Statler (the Jimmy Kayla’s assistant), 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 for 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 guest star on the series.
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 release date for season 2 is still unclear.