Is the HBO Max series renewed? Continue reading to find out more about Hacks Season 3.
The series has been well received by the audience and critics, with the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reporting 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.”
Hence, it is not at all surprising for HBO Max to renew the show, given how the network has lately renewed a lot of its shows due to popular demand and expanding its amazing catalog for original movies and TV series. More so since, Hacks is one of the most popular series with great potential to be expanded further for the audience and the platform, it was an easy decision for the network to continue the series for another chapter.
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 renewal status, plot, and cast. Continue reading to learn more about Hacks Season 3.
Will there be a third season of Hacks?
Yes, it’s official that HBO Max has renewed Hacks for a third season. The series got renewed for a third season on June 16, 2022. The announcement comes less than two weeks after the critically acclaimed comedy series’ second season concluded on the Warner Bros. Discovery-owned streaming service, HBO Max.
Moreover, the official Twitter handle of HBO Max also confirmed the news to the fans by sharing the renewal update and quoting, “We’re climbing a mountain. Hacks has been renewed for Season 3! #hacksonhbomax!” Take a look at the post below:
— HBO Max (@hbomax) June 16, 2022
The cast members of the series are very excited to return as their characters for another round in the world of Hacks. Many stars shared the renewal news among their followers on various social media handles. Take a look at some of the posts below:
Jean Smart, who portrays Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas stand-up comedian, shared the update and said, “3rd times the charm!”
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Hannah Einbinder, who portrays Ava Daniels, a down-on-her-luck comedy writer, also shared the renewal update among her followers by simply quoting, “yay @hacks”.
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Why did HBO Max renew Hacks for Season 3?
According to Deadline, the second season saw a big rise from season one; the streamer said that its season two opener was 125% above its season one debut last year. Hence, it is not surprising at all the network decided to renew the series for another season after such a great response from the critics and audience.
This gives the show creators another chance to explore the plot dynamics and expand these characters and their respective story arcs, which the audience has grown to love and admire on screen.
Moreover, Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max, said, “We congratulate Hacks’ extraordinarily gifted executive producers and cast, and our partners at Universal Television. 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.”
In addition to this, Erin Underhill, President of 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.”
Take a look at some fans’ reactions to the renewal
hacks renewed for season 3 yeah baby!!!!! pic.twitter.com/p6twpaAT1l
— 𝔞𝔫𝔫𝔞 (@hereditvry_) June 16, 2022
my 99+ problems are nowhere to be found now that HACKS RENEWED FOR SEASON 3
— Billie (@cateeblanchette) June 16, 2022
Sending everyone the Hacks season 3 renewal like it’s MY personal news
— Lia Picard 🍩☕️ (@LiaPicard) June 16, 2022
— a 🌊 (@seohyungsmoore) June 16, 2022
DUDE!! I just woke up and I see there's a season 3 for HACKS!!! YAAAAAASSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! LETS GO!!
— Jean Smart Advocate Sue troutman (@SueTrout69sue) June 16, 2022
Hacks Season 3 Plot
We know that in Season 2 of Hacks, audiences were treated to a look at the series’ expanding dark mentorship between veteran Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance and her young, entitled writer Ava. As revealed by the finale of Season 2 Episode 8, The One, the Only, released on June 2, 2022.
The episode was directed by Trent O’Donnell and written by Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs & Jen Statsky. In the finale episode, the viewers got to see that, at a Sotheby’s auction, Deborah and Marty competed against each other. Ava accepts Taylor’s offer of a one-week job in Los Angeles.
Janet is pinching Jimmy’s clients, Jimmy discovers. Marty consented to let Deborah tape her special at the Palmetto, Deborah tells Marcus. Deborah insists that Ava accept the job offer, even if it means missing the taping. Janet meets with Deborah the night before the taping to explore taking over her representation.
Ava arrives early from L.A. in order to be present for the taping. A man sitting next to Jimmy passes out in the middle of the tape. The man is carried out by the doctors and dies in the lobby. Jimmy returns to the theatre and reports that the man is well.
The taping is still going on, and it’s going well. Deborah assures Jimmy that his father would be proud of him, and then she informs Janet that she will be staying with Jimmy as her agent. Deborah’s unique DVD is available on QVC, and it sells out in minutes. Jimmy phones Deborah to inform her that all of the major networks are interested in purchasing the show’s rights.
Deborah fires Ava and tells her that she must climb her own mountain. Jimmy calls Ava to offer her a job on the show she helped write in L.A., as well as to inform her that Deborah has dropped the case. The screen is on QVC, and Deborah is smiling as the camera pans away.
Hence, Hacks Season 3 is expected to continue the story in terms of characters and plotlines for another season starting from this precise moment of the finale episode to pick up any potential loopholes and cliffhangers. All of the previous episodes have set the tone for the season, which will develop and expand in ways that will entice viewers to watch the show.
Hacks Season 3 Cast and Crew
According to the official press release by HBO Max, the stated states that the cast members of the next season are confirmed and revealed as the following Hacks stars Jean Smart, an Emmy(R), SAG Awards(R), 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(R) for the first season.
Cast members 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 run by Emmy(R) Award-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 Emmy(R) 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.
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 before you tune in to watch Hacks Season 3, which is speculated to release sometime around early to mid-2023.
Hacks is streaming on HBO Max.
— HBO Max (@hbomax) June 17, 2022
Hacks Overall Reception
The first season received critical acclaim with an approval rating of 100% based on 68 critic reviews, with an average rating of 8.2/10 on Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic calculated a weighted average score of 82 out of 100 based on 24 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.” On the other hand, recently, the second season has also received critical acclaim.
On Rotten Tomatoes, it also received a “Certified Fresh” approval rating of 100% based on 40 critic reviews, with an average rating of 8.6/10. The website’s critics consensus states, “Hacks hits the road, but Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder remain very much at home with each other in a sterling sophomore season that finds novel ways to deepen the central pair’s lovable friendship.” On Metacritic, it received a score of 88 out of 100 based on 22 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”.
Hacks Season 1 Trailer
Hacks Season 2 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 while you wait for more updates on Hacks Season 3.