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.