Hacks, one of the best new TV programmes of 2021, is returning. Season 2 of Hacks is almost here, and we can’t wait to see more of Deborah (Jean Smart in an Emmy-winning performance) and Ava (Hannah Einbinder in an Emmy-nominated performance).
Season 1 of Hacks received a slew of honours. Hacks received 15 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and three wins. Hacks is now one of the most popular HBO Max original shows. Can it build on that in season two?
How to Watch Hacks Season 2?
Season 2 of Hacks comes exclusively on HBO Max on Thursday, May 12. The first two episodes are available now.
Hacks’ second season will consist of eight episodes, with the conclusion on June 2. This was also the releasing approach for season 1, despite the show’s 10-episode run.
No date has been set for Hacks season 2 in the UK. The comedy’s first season just came out on Prime Video in the UK.
Hacks Season 2 Plot
In the first season of Hacks, Deborah Vance and Ava Daniels teamed together to rescue their budding comedic careers. They make a good team when they butt heads. Season 2 of Hacks will explore their dynamic as they tour. Here is the official season 2 synopsis:
Deborah Vance and her young, entitled writer Ava continue to develop their dark mentorship as they travel around the country working on Deborah’s new stand-up act.
Hacks Season 2 Release Date
These season 2 trailers will whet your hunger for Hacks. Watch the Hacks season 2 official trailer and teaser trailer below to see Deborah and Ava’s pranks, fights, and tender moments this season.
Hacks Season 1 Recap
If you need a reminder on what occurred in season 1, check What to Watch’s Hacks recaps. Meanwhile, here’s a condensed version.
In the beginning of Hacks, Deborah Vance is a legendary comedian with a soon-to-be-record-setting residency in Las Vegas. Her star has dimmed, and she is told her record-breaking show will be her last. Deborah’s agency links her with another of his clients, the down-on-her-luck comic writer Ava.
They’re all equally excited to be working together, which isn’t much. Slowly, Ava realises that Deborah’s work is more than she assumed, and Deborah sees the benefits and opportunities of changing her act.
Ava also meets Deborah’s intimate group. Her manager, Marcus, tries to reconcile his job and personal life; her daughter, DJ, strives to discover her own passion; and Marty, the casino owner who decides to discontinue Deborah’s residency.
Then there’s Ava’s own s Her job nearly ended due to a botched tweet; she still loves her ex; and her father is ailing.
Deborah is preparing for her final residency performance when she will premiere her new act with Ava. Meanwhile, Ava gets a secret interview to be a writer for a new TV show. Informed that the show is only looking for stories about working for a demanding boss like Deborah, Ava declines, but word of the interview reaches Deborah. Deborah refuses to do their new act, causing a rift. Ava calls her a “hack” and leaves, returning to Boston to be with her dying father.
Deborah shows up to the funeral. She tells Ava that their plan failed. She believed it had some potential and wanted to work on it with Ava. As the season concludes, Ava is reminded of something she did in her rage after quitting: she submitted a pile of stuff about Deborah to the TV show writers.
Hacks Season 2 Cast
Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder are respectively Deborah Vance and Ava Daniels in Hacks. Their chemistry was terrific in the first season and should improve as their characters’ relationship develops.
Smart has recently exploded. She has also appeared in the popular adult cartoon series Big Mouth and the hit 2021 series Mare of Easttown. Legion, Watchmen, Fargo, 24, Garden State, and many others. She’ll also be seen in Damien Chazelle’s next film Babylon.
Hacks season 1 made Einbinder a revelation (she had just three other credits in little known projects prior).
In addition to Carl Clemons-Hopkins as Marcus, Christopher McDonald as Marty, Kaitlin Olson as DJ, Paul W. Downs as agent Jimmy, Megan Statler as Jimmy’s assistant Kayla, Poppy Liu as Kiki, Rose Abdoo as Josefina, Mark Indelicato as Damien, Angela E. Gibbs as Marcus’ mother, Luenell as Miss Loretta, John Sibilly as Wilson, Joe Mande as Ray, All
Laurie Metcalf, Martha Kelly, Ming-Na Wen, and Susie Essman are new regulars. Guests include Margaret Cho and Devon Sawa.