HBOMax announced today that their Emmy-award winning comedy series Hacks will return on Thursday, May 12 with two episodes. The eight-episode season will continue with two episodes each week until its final two episodes come out on June 2.
The dark mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance and her young, entitled writer Ava continues to evolve as the two travel across the country workshopping Deborah’s new stand-up act.
Emmy, SAG Award and Critics Choice Awards winner (all for the first season) winner Jean Smart returns with Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Jane Adams. Other returning cast members include 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. New recurring guest stars include Laurie Metcalf, Martha Kelly, Ming-Na Wen and Susie Essman, with guest stars Margaret Cho and Devon Sawa also joining.
Hacks is created and showrun by Emmy winners Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky. It is executive produced by Downs and Aniello via their Paulilu banner, Statsky via First Thought Productions, as well as Michael Schur via Fremulon, David Miner for 3 Arts Entertainment and Morgan Sackett. The studio is Universal Television.