Hacks are back for a second season after being one of the greatest new TV shows of 2021. Season 2 of Hacks will provide viewers with more of Deborah’s (Jean Smart, who won an Emmy for her performance) and Ava’s (Hannah Einbinder, who was nominated for an Emmy) dysfunctional and magnificent relationship.
Season 1 of Hacks was rewarded for its critical acclaim with a slew of prizes. Hacks received 15 Emmy nominations in total, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and three wins, including the one stated above. Hacks have established itself as one of HBO Max’s most popular original series. Is it possible to expand on that in the second season?
How to Watch Hacks Season 2:
Hacks season 2 episodes are currently available everywhere HBO Max is offered. You must be a subscription to HBO Max to watch the most recent episodes (as well as Hacks season 1), which comes with both an ad-supported and an ad-free option.
The UK release date for Hacks season 2 has been confirmed, with the complete season premiering on Prime Video on June 10th.
Hacks Season 2 Episodes:
The first season of Hacks paired Deborah Vance and Ava Daniels, who were both attempting to save their burgeoning comedic careers. While butting heads, the two prove to be a formidable team. Season 2 of Hacks continues to investigate their relationship as they take their act on the road. The official Hacks season 2 synopsis is as follows:
“As the two travel across the country workshopping Deborah’s new stand-up act, the dark mentorship between famous Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance and her young, entitled writer Ava continues to evolve.”
Here Is the Synopsis for All of The Hacks Season 2:
“Deborah gleefully anticipates trying out her new content on the road, while Ava dreads the ramifications of an explosive email,” says the first episode of Hacks season 2, “There Will Be Blood.” Under-depth coverage of Hacks season 2 episode 1 can be found in What to Watch.
“Deborah enjoys tour life; Ava grapples with the importance of honesty; Jimmy discovers the brutal realities of Hollywood dealmaking,” says episode 2 of Hacks season 2. Under-depth coverage of Hacks season 2 episode 2 can be found in What to Watch.
Episode 3 of Season 2 of Hacks “”While Ava adjusts to a new lifestyle, Deborah continues to workshop her content on the road. Life without Wilson has overwhelmed Marcus.” At-depth coverage of Hacks season 2 episode 3 can be found in What to Watch.
“While Deb tries to connect with her audience on a cruise, Ava finds herself an unexpected hit,” says Deb in Hacks season 2 episode 4, “The Captain’s Wife.” At-depth coverage of Hacks season 2 episode 4 can be found in What to Watch.
“An accidental trip finds Deborah confronting with long-held guilt while reconciling with an old comedian buddy,” says episode 5 of Hacks season 2. At-depth coverage of Hacks season 2 episode 5 can be found in What to Watch.
Episode 6 of Season 2 of Hacks “”The Clink”
Ava tries to bond with her mother on a girl’s night out, while Deborah enjoys some unexpected company.” At-depth coverage of Hacks season 2 episode 6 can be found in What to Watch.
“Deborah and her team fly to LA to present her new set as a comedy special,” says episode 7 of Hacks season 2. At-depth coverage of Hacks season 2 episode 7 can be found in What to Watch.
“Deborah prepares to enter the stage for her recording while Ava deals with a fresh opportunity,” says Ava in Hacks season 2 episode 8, “The One, the Only.” At-depth coverage of Hacks season 2 episode 8 can be found in What to Watch.
Who Is in The Hacks Season 2 Cast?
As Deborah Vance and Ava Daniels, Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder are the one-two punch of Hacks. The couple showed great chemistry in the first season, and their chemistry should only improve as their characters’ relationship develops.
Smart has recently been on fire. She has also contributed her voice to the popular adult animated series Big Mouth and appeared in the smash 2021 series Mare of Easttown. Legion, Watchmen, Fargo, 24, Garden State, and others are among Smart’s other notable credits. She’ll also be appearing in Damien Chazelle’s forthcoming film Babylon.
With Hacks season 1, Einbinder was a complete surprise (she had just three other credits in little-known projects prior).
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’s mother, Luenell as Miss Loretta, Johnny Sibilly as Wilson, Joe Mande as Ray, Ally Mak
Laurie Metcalf, Martha Kelly, Ming-Na Wen, and Susie Essman are among the new regular cast members. Margaret Cho and Devon Sawa are set to appear as special guests.
Will there be a Hacks season 3?
There has been no news on whether or not the third season of Hacks would be produced. If/when that information becomes available, we’ll update this page.
Is There a Hacks Season 2 Trailer?
These season 2 trailers will whet your appetite for the return of Hacks. With the Hacks season 2 official trailer and teaser trailer below, get a sneak glimpse at Deborah and Ava’s shenanigans, fights, and heartwarming moments this season:
Hacks Season 1 Recap:
Read What to Watch’s Hacks recaps for the whole first season if you need a refresher course on everything that happened in Hacks season 1. Meanwhile, here’s a condensed version.
Deborah Vance is a comedy icon at the start of Hacks, with a soon-to-be-record-setting residency performing stand-up in Las Vegas. Her star has dimmed, and she is told that her record-breaking show will be her last, unbeknownst to her. Deborah’s agency links her with another of his clients, the down-on-her-luck, entitled comic writer Ava, in an attempt to revitalize her career.
They’re all equally ecstatic to be working together, which isn’t saying much. However, they gradually develop a connection, with Ava seeing that Deborah’s career has more to it than she first realized, and Deborah seeing the rewards and opportunities of changing up her act.
Deborah’s tight group is also introduced to Ava. There’s Deborah’s manager, Marcus, who is juggling his duties as Deborah’s business manager with his personal life; her daughter, DJ, who is frantically trying to discover her own passion; and Marty, the casino owner who is deciding to end Deborah’s residency.
Ava, on the other hand, has her own problems. Her job was on the verge of collapsing due to a botched tweet; she still has feelings for her ex-girlfriend, and her father is suffering from health concerns.
As Deborah prepares for her final residency performance, where she hopes to showcase the new act she and Ava have crafted, things come to a head. Meanwhile, Ava gets a job interview for a new TV show as a writer, which she keeps hidden from Deborah. Ava declines the interview when she hears that the show is only interested in hearing about her experiences working for a demanding employer like Deborah, but the word of the interview reaches Deborah. Deborah declares that she will not participate in their new performance, causing a squabble between the two. Ava dismisses her as a “hack” and returns to Boston to be with her ailing father, who sadly passes away.
Deborah unexpectedly shows up to the funeral. She tells Ava that they did do their show, but it was a flop. She did think there were some parts that worked, though, and she wants to continue working on it with Ava. The two set off on their journey with this purpose in mind, though Ava is reminded of one thing as the season comes to a close: in her rage after resigning, she emailed the TV show writers a bunch of information about Deborah.