Fans of HBO Max may rejoice: the Emmy Award-winning comedy series Hacks has been renewed for a third season!
This comes at a time when many HBO Max shows are teetering between renewal and cancellation owing to structural changes at its parent company Warner Bros Discovery.
Hacks follows Deborah Vance, a veteran Las Vegas comic, as she tutors Ava, a budding comedy writer.
Deborah gut-punches Ava by giving her the old heave-ho in the last minutes of Season 2’s finale, leaving us with an emotional and heartbreaking ending.
The sitcom stars Emmy winner Jean Smart as Deborah and Hannah Einbinder as Ava, as well as Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Jane Adams, all of whom were nominated for Emmys in the first season.
In addition to 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, the series also stars Luenell, Johnny Sibilly, Joe Mande, Ally Maki, and Lorenza Izzo. Laurie Metcalf, Martha Kelly, Ming-Na Wen, and Susie Essman, as well as Margaret Cho and Devon Sawa, were introduced as new recurrent guests in season two.
President of Universal Television, Erin Underhill, stated, “Lucia, Paul, and Jen skillfully built the first two seasons of Hacks, which gave us adored, multifaceted characters that made us laugh and cry.
We’re ecstatic that our HBO Max partners have renewed this incredible show for a third season, and we can’t wait to see what Deborah, Ava, and the rest of our stellar cast have in store.”
Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky are Emmy Award-winning creators of Hacks. The show is also run by the trio.
Downs and Aniello’s Paulilu banner executive produces the show, as does Statsky’s First Thought Productions, as well as Emmy Award winners Michael Schur of Fremulon, David Miner of 3 Arts Entertainment, and Morgan Sackett of Morgan Sackett Productions.
“We congratulate HACKS’ extremely gifted executive producers and actors, as well as our collaborators at Universal Television,” said Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max’s Head of Original Content, in response to the renewal.
We’re ecstatic with the positive reception the new season has received from the public and the press, and we’re excited to give viewers more of this beautiful, funny, and moving show,” says the executive producer.
Season 1 of Hacks won numerous honours, including AFI, Peabody, Critics Choice, DGA, SAG, WGA, and GLAAD, and Season 2 launched in May to rave reviews. HBO Max is where you may watch the series.
Has Hacks Been Renewed for Season 3?
Although Hacks has yet to be renewed for a third season, Deborah Vance’s chances of returning to the top of the comedy game are good.
Season 1 was nominated for six primetime Emmy Awards and won three of them, while Season 2—which has a perfect Rotten Tomatoes rating—avoided the sophomore slump and appears to be on track to win even more awards.
It’s a significant success for HBO Max, and it’s hard to imagine them not capitalising on it, especially given the show’s writers have already expressed interest in doing further episodes.
“We already knew that Season 2 would be a road trip,” one of the show’s creators and its award-winning director Lucia Aniello said in an interview with Collider, “We already knew that Season 2 would be a road trip.”
That was, I believe, part of the initial proposal. Beyond that, we know what we want to do in Season whatever it is.
In the room, we would constantly say, ‘That looks like a next season thing,’ whether we were writing Season 1 or Season 2.
Before the Season 1 finale, Hacks was renewed for a second season, so perhaps we’ll hear something soon.
Who Will Be in The Hacks Season 3 Cast?
While the full cast for Hacks Season 3 has yet to be announced, we may anticipate seeing:
- Deborah Vance (Jean Smart)
- Ava Daniels (Hannah Einbinder)
- Marcus is portrayed by Carl Clemons-Hopkins.
- Jimmy is played by Paul W. Downs
- Kayla, played by Meg Stalter.
- Damien, played by Mark Indelicato.
- In the role of DJ, Kaitlin Olson
- Kiki (Poppy Liu)
What Happened at The End of Hacks Season 2?
Deborah and Ava took a cross-country road trip in Season 2 of Hacks while working on Deborah’s new show in the hopes of landing a new Las Vegas residency. Of course, there were hiccups along the road, particularly after Ava admitted to forwarding an email full of less-than-flattering anecdotes about her employer to a group of TV producers, and Deborah decided to sue Ava for defamation — but kept her locked on the tour bus like, in a fun, tormenting her on purpose kind of way.
Deborah’s performance continues to fail, but she takes a break from the stage, spends a pleasant, ego-boosting night with a much younger man played by Devon Sawa, and the show finally comes together.
Deborah, though, sets her eyes on something far bigger: a comedy special, rather than utilising it to gain a Las Vegas residency.
When no one else looks interested, Deborah takes a chance and creates it herself, selling it to her biggest fanbase: QVC buyers. The programme is a smash hit, with every network clamouring to air it.
Not only is it a great success for Deborah, but it’s also a huge success for Ava, who has received a slew of job offers. Seeing this and knowing that Ava would stay with Deborah for the long haul, Deborah not only fires her but also drops the lawsuit, effectively letting Ava go in every way.