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Hacks Season 3: Release Date, Trailer And Everything We Know

Hacks Season 3

Hacks is a comedy-drama series that has been well-received. So far, the makers have come up with two seasons that were loved by viewers. At a time when we are seeing a boom of series, Hacks is a standout thanks to its taught writing and humor.

Hacks Season 3
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Ever since the second season was released in 2022, fans have been wondering when the much-awaited third season will drop. If you are also wondering about the same, we have got you covered.

What To Expect From Hacks Season 3?

Hacks premiered in the year 2021 and it tells the story of Deborah Vance (played by Jean Smart), who is a successful and established comedian who is aging. She then teams up with a young comedy writer Ava Daniels (played by Hannah Einbinder) to connect with the young audience in order to sustain her house in Las Vegas.

Ava, who was fired from her last job due to one of her tweets, struggles to collaborate with the comedian due to their differences. Eventually, they develop a strong bond as they face all the sides of show business.

What To Expect From Hacks Season 3?
Credits: Deadline

The third season has been confirmed by the makers who announced it back in November 2023. It will further explore the journey of both Deborah and Ava. The comedian tastes success in a newfound way. We can also expect the focus on Ava’s career as well as Jimmy LuSaque (played by Paul W. Downs) who is their agent. He also establishes his agency with the help of Kayla (Megan Stalter).

Looking at the official description of season 3, the story will witness a time jump somewhere between the first and the second season. While the first season had ten episodes, the second one had eight episodes. The upcoming season will consist of nine episodes.

How Did Season 2 End?

In the final episode of the second season, Ava tours the country while Deborah works on the new material that she will perform. Ava also writes a tell-all email to many television producers regarding how she is behind the camera. The second season took an in-depth look into all the major characters, especially its main leads.

How Did Season 2 End?
Credits: Binged

The second season examines the fallout as a result of the email sent by Ava. All this while, Deborah works on her new material which is the most personal for her career till that point. She also looks out for a new venue to perform her stand up acts after the previous one is bought out. She also offers a hefty sum to a comedian in order to convince him to leave the comedy business.

As a backstory, we also get a closer look at how the fallout between Deborah and her estranged sister took place. In the finale episode, Deborah fires Ava for better opportunities.

Do We Have A Release Date?

Hacks Season 3 will be premiering on May 2nd, 2024. Casey Bloys, the CEO of HBO, revealed last year that the series will be released in the second half of 2024. Its third season was announced back in June 2022 right after the second season aired.

The production of the second season was halted briefly in February 2023 when Jean Smart was recovering from her cardiac operation. The production was further delayed due to the writer’s strike in Hollywood that lasted for weeks. After the strike ended, the series is all set to make a return with a new season.

Who Is In The Cast?

Jean Smart who plays Deborah Vance, and Hanna Einbinder who plays Ava, are set to return for the third season. Apart from them, Carl Clemons-Hopkins (who plays Marcus), Christopher McDonald (playing Marty), Rose Abdoo (who plays Josefina), Mark Indelicato (portraying Damien), Kaitlin Olson (DJ), and Lorenza Izzo portraying Ruby are also set to make a return on Hacks Season 3. We might also see some new faces in the third season as the story takes a different turn.

Do We Have A Trailer?

Recently, the makers of Hacks released the much-awaited teaser of Hacks Season 3. The one-minute and 10-second-long teaser has generated a lot of hype thanks to its interesting visuals. The quick cuts showcase some of the most exciting moments from the series. Towards the end, we see Ava suggesting Deborah to tweak her material to make it more politically correct. Their conversation is a comic gold mine as it showcases how Deborah hasn’t caught up with the current climate and still speaks her mind.

The teaser successfully manages to generate interest without giving away any of the plot points. Just like the previous seasons, this one is also surely going to strike the right chord with the viewers.


Hacks is one of the most acclaimed comedy shows in recent years, having bagged multiple Primetime Emmy Awards in categories like Outstanding direction, writing and Lead Actress. It is also a winner of the prestigious Golden Globe Award in the Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy category.

The third season is set to continue the great legacy of the series that is filled with great humor, incredible performances and strong writing and direction. With the stellar cast of Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder, the series remains one of the most anticipated ones this year.

Ever since its announcement, fans have been eagerly waiting for the release. While not much is known about the plot, we can expect a lot of funny scenes, introspective moments and thrills accompanied by great acting. As the release date nears, the new season of Hacks promises to up the game as the storyline continues to get more engaging.

Hacks is one of the most loved comedy series across the globe mainly due to its reliability, performances, writing and upfront humor. We also get a closer look at the entertainment business and the comedy business and how they operate. It also makes us realize that comedy is a serious business.

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