Tuesday, June 8, 2021

HBO Max Renews 'Hacks' for Season 2

HBO Max has today renewed its original comedy series Hacks for a second season. The renewal comes ahead of the final two episodes of the first season being released this Thursday, June 10.

The comedy stars Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder and Carl Clemons-Hopkins.

Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky created the comedy. They executive produce with Michael Schur, David Miner and Morgan Sackett. Universal Television, Paulilu Productions, First Thought Productions, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment produce.

"We knew immediately that Lucia, Paul and Jen brought us a winner," said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. "We couldn't be happier about the tremendous response from our viewers and critics alike, and we salute the executive producers; Jean, Hannah and the rest of the brilliant cast; and our partners at Universal."

"We have been blown away by the positive reception to Hacks - we owe this renewal to every single person who tuned into the show and then told a friend to watch," added Downs, Aniello and Statsky. "We are so grateful we get to continue, and want to thank our partners at HBO Max and Universal Television for supporting the show so fiercely, and our wonderful cast and crew for delivering on every level. Many years ago, we set out to tell a deeply important story that needed to be told - that of a handsome, charming talent manager and his two demanding female clients. We're so glad that story resonated with audiences, and we can't wait to get to work on season two. See you soon!"

"I am absolutely thrilled we are picked up for a second season and I told Hannah it's 'No more Miss Nice Guy;' from now on it's Bette and Joan!" quipped Smart. "And guess who's BETTE??!!"