Hacks season 2: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

Hacks is a comedy-drama series that focuses on the professional relationship between a young comedy writer and an acclaimed stand-up comedian. 

Release date

The comedy-drama will be released on HBO Max on May 12.

Cast and creators

  • Jean Smart 
  • Hannah Einbinder 
  • Carl Clemons-Hopkins

Created By: Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky


“As Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and Ava (Hannah Einbinder) set out on next comedy tour, their dark relationship is explored deeper.”

Other details

Hacks has won several awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series, Outstanding writing in a comedy series, and outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. 


The trailer begins with Deborah Vance analyzing her personality for the next tour. Before she commences on tour, she demands a really good tour manager and meets Alice. Following the selection, the tour begins, and we witness the ups and downs and a growing relationship between Deborah and Ava, answering their insecurities as well as celebrating wins.


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