Hacks season 3: Release Date, Cast, Plot and Trailer

After receiving an overwhelming response, the dark comedy mystery thriller Hacks season 3 was bound to be renewed, Just like Super Mario Bros. Movie 2 and Star Trek Discovery Season 5. With the official trailer out already, here is everything you need to know before the season premiere.

The second season of Hacks garnered an impressive 17 nominations at the 2022 Emmys. These nominations included categories like Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, with Jean Smart winning the latter award.

Hacks Season 3 Release Date

Hacks Season 3
Hacks Season 3

Hacks season 3 is set to premiere on May 2, 2024. Fans can expect two episodes to be released every week until the finale on May 30. It will be exclusively available on HBO Max.

Hacks season 3 was delayed due to protagonist Jean Smart’s heart surgery on February 3, 2023. Additionally, the SAG-AFTRA strikes postponed the release.

Nonetheless, the third season was bound to come around, given the immense success of the acclaimed season. It was renewed just two weeks after Hacks Season 2 ended. Sarah Aubrey, head of the original content, said:

“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.”

Hacks Season 3 Cast and Creative Team

Hacks Season 3 Cast
Hacks Season 3 Cast

The same cast members are expected to reprise their roles in Hacks Season 3 as the storyline continues. It includes:

  • Jean Smart as Deborah Vance
  • Hannah Einbinder as Ava
  • Carl Clemons-Hopkins as Marcus
  • Kaitlin Olson
  • Christopher McDonald
  • Mark Indelicato as Damien
  • Rose Abdoo as Josefina
  • Lorenza Izzo
  • Paul W. Downs as Jimmy
  • Megan Stalter as Kayla
  • Poppy Liu as Kiki

The upcoming season has a star-studded guest as the additional cast lineup, including Helen Hunt, Christina Hendricks, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Bucatinsky, George Wallace, Aristotle Athari and Tony Goldwyn.

Like the previous installments, Hacks Season 3 was created by Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky. Downs and Aniello executive produced it. Michael Schur, David Miner, and Morgan Sackett also executive produced it.

Hacks Season 3 Trailer and Plot

In Season 2 of “Hacks,” Deborah and Ava embarked on a road trip across the country as comedy icon Deborah worked on her new standup special in hopes of securing a Las Vegas residency.

Along the way, comedy chaos ensues, particularly after Ava confesses to sending an email with unflattering anecdotes about Deborah to TV producers. This leads Deborah to sue her for defamation. Deborah also makes her sign an NDA that Ava conveniently ignores, straining their relationship.

Despite the tension, Deborah kept Ava trapped on the tour bus. Things worsened when Deborah’s act continued to underperform. Still, a night of fun with a younger man (played by Devon Sawa) gave her an ego boost, ultimately leading to a breakthrough in her performance.

Hence, Deborah and Ava will likely embark on their careers in Hacks Season 3, especially since Deborah has decided to let Ava pursue her opportunities following the success of the former comedy special. However, let’s hope the comedic duo won’t be separated for too long, as their dynamic is a crucial aspect of the show.

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