HBO Max has renewed the comedy series Hacks – which stars Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder – for a third season. Really this news comes as no surprise, as it didn’t take too long for the show to be a hit with critics and audiences alike, garnering award buzz, and more.
Created by Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky, the show follows a veteran comedian in Las Vegas who reluctantly agrees to hire a young comedy writer, and their relationship together. Season two saw the pair hit the road to film a new special.
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.”
“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,” Erin Underhill, President, Universal Television, added. “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.”
No word on when production is set to start, but following the last two seasons, we imagine we should be seeing new episodes by next spring.