HBO Max given the green light to Hacks Season 3, which will continue the Emmy Award-winning comedy series. The series’ first season received many accolades including awards from AFI, Peabody, Critics Choice, DGA, SAG, WGA and GLAAD.
Season two, which explores the evolving dark mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and her young, entitled writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder), premiered to critical acclaim on May 12 and is streaming now on HBO Max.
“We congratulate Hacks’ extraordinarily gifted executive producers and cast, and our partners at Universal Television,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max.
“We are overjoyed at the audience and press response to the new season, and glad to give viewers more of this gorgeous, hilarious, moving show.”
Erin Underhill, President, Universal Television, added: “The first two seasons of Hacks — expertly crafted by Lucia, Paul and Jen — gave us beloved, complex characters who make us laugh and feel deeply.
“We’re thrilled that our HBO Max partners have renewed this standout series for a third season, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for Deborah, Ava and the rest of our outstanding ensemble.”
Hacks stars Jean Smart, an Emmy, SAG Awards and Critics Choice Awards winner for her performance in season one of the series, along with Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Jane Adams, who were all nominated for Emmys for the first season.
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 also star.
Season two introduced new recurring guest stars Laurie Metcalf, Martha Kelly, Ming-Na Wen and Susie Essman, and guest stars Margaret Cho and Devon Sawa.
Hacks is created and showrun by Emmy Award-winners Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky.
Hacks Season 3 is executive produced by Downs and Aniello via their Paulilu banner, Statsky via First Thought Productions, as well as Emmy Award winners Michael Schur via Fremulon, David Miner for 3 Arts Entertainment and Morgan Sackett.
The studio is Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.