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HBO Max’s Hacks Renewed For Season 2

June 8, 2021 - Posted in Games Posted by:


HBO has announced that its new HBO Max dramedy Hacks has been renewed for Season 2. The show follows a young comedian (Hannah Einbinder) getting a chance at a career comeback by grudgingly writing jokes for a seasoned comic who works nightly in Las Vegas (Jean Smart).

“We have been blown away by the positive reception to Hacks,” said co-creators and showrunners Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky. “We owe this renewal to every single person who tuned into the show and then told a friend to watch… We’re so glad that [this] story resonated with audiences, and we can’t wait to get to work on Season 2.”

Season 1 of Hacks, which started on May 13, will air its final two episodes on June 10. Since its debut, the show has released two episodes at a time, making it an easy and enjoyable binge. Packed with a formidable supporting cast that also includes Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Poppy Liu (Better Call Saul), Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore), and Carl Clemons-Hopkins (the Chicago production of Hamilton), at the show’s core is a nuanced and intergenerational story about what it means to work as a woman in entertainment and comedy. Fun fact: Hacks didn’t actually have a title until a few weeks before coming to HBO Max.

The HBO cult hit crime drama Mare of Easttown, also starring Jean Smart, recently wrapped its first season on May 30–and there are rumors swirling that it may return for another batch of episodes.

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