Is Hacks returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about Hacks Season 3.
Hacks is an American comedy-drama streaming television series created by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky that premiered on May 13, 2021, on HBO Max. Hacks take two unrelatable personalities to create something extremely compelling. It’s a mind-boggling chemistry achievement that is fresh to see on-screen. Cast’s performance conjures up an adventure of professional highs and humiliating lows, with a life spent on the road or on theater.
The series has received critical acclaim. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported a “Certified Fresh” approval rating of 100% based on 68 critic reviews, with an average rating of 8.2/10. The website’s critics consensus states, “A prickling debut that pulls few punches, Hacks deftly balances its sharp critiques of the comedy world with more intimate moments, all the while giving the incomparable Jean Smart a role worthy of her talents – and an excellent partner in Hannah Einbinder.”
This might lead to a renewal, which wouldn’t be surprising given how HBO Max has lately renewed a lot of its shows due to popular demand and expanding its amazing catalog for original movies and TV series. As a result, to help you prepare for the new season, we’ve put up a quick summary of everything you need to know about the season’s release date, plot, and cast. Continue reading to learn more about Hacks Season 3.
Is Hacks renewed for Season 3?
As of June 7, 2022, Hacks Season 3 is yet to be officially confirmed by HBO Max. The second season of Hacks ended with the finale episode, The One, the Only, which was released a few days ago on June 2, 2022. The episode is directed by Trent O’Donnell and written by Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs & Jen Statsky.
Considering that the series ended in early June, any news or updates about a possible season renewal appear way too soon for any major network to make such significant remarks in such a short period of time. Fans should hold off until the network confirms and acknowledges this information. The network may evaluate the series’ performance and reception before renewing it for future seasons.
In a recent interview with, Entertainment Weekly, when asked about whether the second season was approached as the final season, said, “This is just a season finale,” or “This is a series finale.”
Paul W. Downs, Hacks showrunner stated, “We wanted to feel like there was resolution and it was really satisfying. And I think when you feel really satisfied at the end, it can often feel like something final. But Lucia said this, so I’m going to steal her quote. We feel like this is only the second chapter in a larger story that we want to tell. And when we pitched the show, we actually pitched where the series would end, which is not what you saw in episode 8 of season 2.”
He further added, “But yeah, I think we just wanted it to feel like there was resolution to this season, but also make it a cliffhanger in itself because it’s sort of like: What does the future hold for these two women?”
What are the plans of Hacks for Season 3?
In the same, Entertainment Weekly interview, Lucia Aniello also stated, “We haven’t been picked up yet as far as we know. But Paul and Jen and I are in the same space because we’re already meeting and talking about what we want to do moving forward. So creatively, we are moving forward and thinking about it because we’re just so excited, but we haven’t officially been told to do so exactly.” Moreover, Jen Statsky also hinted, “We have season 3 already. We have more than that. We are very excited about what we have planned.”
So, the showrunners of the series definitely have Hacks Season 3 storylines and character arcs in mind, and it’s just a matter of time to see if the series is renewed or not, which, based on their statements, seems unlikely to be canceled, as the series’ reception and viewership speak for themselves, and it would be a huge loss if the network didn’t go forward to expand this universe that the viewers have grown fond of and started to love these actors.
Hacks Season 3 Potential Release Date
Because the series has not been formally verified by the network, the prospective premiere date has yet to be acknowledged, and the status is neither here nor there. But if we have to predict the potential release date it might happen sometime around early to mid-2023.
Just like the first and second seasons as the very first episodes, aired on May 12, 2021, and May 13, 2022, respectively. So, this is just speculation that the next season might follow the same pattern and release the season in a similar time frame for the viewers to watch the episodes if the network decides to continue and renew the series further.
Hacks Season 3 Plot
There is no word on what the plot of Hacks Season 3 will entail, but several key plotlines have indicated possible scenarios and directions in which the series may go if renewed for another season. As, the official synopsis of Hacks Season 2 Episode 8, The West, states, “After securing an offer from her ideal venue, Deborah prepares to take the stage for her taping; meanwhile, Ava weighs a conflicting gig, and Jimmy learns his clients are being poached by a formidable foe.”
The plot of the upcoming season if renewed can be picked up from this finale episode’s ending and continue to expand further and discover more likely dynamics that bring these characters and plot in a perfect unison narrative.
Watch this exclusive podcast where the stars talk about the season’s finale episode, as quoted on the official HBO Max Twitter handle, “In a special episode of The Official Hacks Podcast, the season closes out with guest host and star, Jean Smart, as she talks with Lucia Aniello, @paulwdowns, and @jenstatsky about filming the finale.”
— HBO Max (@hbomax) June 6, 2022
Hacks Season 3 Episodes
Although the precise amount of episodes for Hacks Season 3 has yet to be released, if the series is renewed, we may expect at least 8 – 10 episodes, each running 26–35 minutes. As the number of episodes may vary, which is ultimately dependent on the plot that the show intends to convey to the audience. Meanwhile, we suggest fans to patiently wait and binge-watch Season 2 which recently aired in order to update their recollection of certain significant plotlines.
- S2E1: There Will Be Blood – May 12, 2022
- S2E2: Quid Pro Quo – May 12, 2022
- S2E3: Trust the Process – May 19, 2022
- S2E4: The Captain’s Wife – May 19, 2022
- S2E5: Retired – May 26, 2022
- S2E6: The Click – May 26, 2022
- S2E7: On the Market – June 2, 2022
- S2E8: The One, the Only – June 2, 2022
Furthermore, the viewers speculate that as many series strives to maintain a consistent episode count throughout the season. So, we anticipate that this series may follow a similar pattern. So, we recommend that fans wait patiently for any such updates because more information will be revealed once the announcement is officially made.
Which cast members are expected to return for Hacks Season 3?
There has been no official news about any new members or cast members being removed from the series. For the time being, it is likely that several of the main cast members, including the following actors, will reprise their roles:
- Jean Smart as Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas stand-up comedian
- Hannah Einbinder as Ava Daniels, a down-on-her-luck comedy writer
- Carl Clemons-Hopkins as Marcus, COO of Deborah’s management company
Some recurring cast members of the series are as follows:
- Rose Abdoo as Josefina
- Christopher McDonald as Marty Ghilain
- Paul W. Downs as Jimmy LuSaque
- Mark Indelicato as Damien
- Megan Stalter as Kayla
- Poppy Liu as Kiki
- Kaitlin Olson as Deborah “DJ” Vance Jr.
- Johnny Sibilly as Wilson
- Angela Elayne Gibbs as Robin
- Jane Adams as Nina
- Joe Mande as Ray
- Lauren Weedman as Madam Mayor Pezzimenti
- Lorenza Izzo as Ruby
- Luenell as Miss Loretta
As a result, we’ll have to wait for any further information, which will be given if the series is formally confirmed to return to screens for the next part.
Is there a trailer for Hacks Season 3?
No, because the show renewal status is not confirmed as of June 7, 2022. As a result, there is no teaser or trailer available for fans to catch peeks of the series’ next chapter and speculate on potential main plotlines. In the meantime, watch this exclusive Hacks Behind The Scenes with Jean Smart.
Where can you stream Hacks?
Hacks Season 1 and Season 2 are available to stream exclusively on HBO Max with an exclusive membership account. To view the different genres of shows offered on the platform, users must purchase a membership based on their preferences. So, we recommend that you renew your accounts and begin streaming the series to recollect the events from the prior seasons.
The show must go on. pic.twitter.com/KDeyHV9pKJ
— HBO Max (@hbomax) June 3, 2022
Hacks Official Trailer
Hacks Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series states, “Explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old. Explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.”
Catch up on all the previous seasons on HBO Max while you wait for more updates on Hacks Season 3.