HBO Max’s Hacks is all set for another season. An official trailer is now available as the premiere date approaches. Hacks feature the story of Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas stand-up comedy diva who seeks to maintain relevance in a world full of fresh talents. A young comedy writer Ava Daniels comes into Vance’s life, and the two eventually team up to create unique comedy materials despite their differences.
The trailer starts by taking us to the inside of the two main characters’ tour bus. We see the comedy duo travels from the big city of Chicago to the midst of the ocean. We are also expecting to see them go back to where the series begins, the Sin City. There are clips of ups and downs in the trailer that resonate with the character’s experiences in the first season. And the trailer features a few bittersweet moments that we are about to see in May.
Jean Smart plays Deborah Vance. Smart is versatile as she earned recognition from Broadway shows, movies, and TV shows. She is known for her portrayal of the role of Lana Gardner on the NBC sitcom Frasier and her Broadway performance of The Man Who Came To Dinner. She also acted in multiple classic comedy movies such as Sweet Home Alabama and The Brady Bunch Movie. Other than Hacks, she’s also involved in other HBO Max projects such as Mare of Easttown.
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Hannah Einbinder plays Ava Daniels. Other than Hacks, Einbinder appeared in the 2021 movie North Hollywood and one episode of the 2018 series How To Be Broke. Other main cast members of Hacks include Carl Clemons-Hopkins (Candyman), Kaitlin Willow Olson (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), and Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore).
Hacks currently hold a rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The show received six Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, with Smart winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. On Metacritics, the series has an average score of 81 based on 21 critics.
The second season is renewed back in June 2021. The second season will premiere on May 12, 2022, with two new episodes every week.
Hacks season 2! see you May 12 pic.twitter.com/9u4TP611zm
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