Hacks starring Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder has been renewed by HBO Max for season two

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Hacks starring Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder has been renewed by HBO Max for season two

The HBO Max series Hacks has been renewed by the streaming service for a second season.

The comedy series stars Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder, with Smart playing an iconic Las Vegas comic Deborah Vance alongside Einbinder’s Ava, a comedy writer described by the streamer as “a straightforward, outcast 25-year-old.”

“I’m really glad we were 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. And guess who BETTE is??!!’ Smart reports this in a statement on Tuesday.

Latest: The HBO Max series Hacks, starring Jean Smart, has been renewed for a second season by the streaming service

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Christopher McDonald, Kaitlin Olson and Rose Abdoo are also featured in the show.

HBO Max said Hacks is “consistently in the top ten most-watched titles,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, and was a ‘top performer’ on the platform.

The show, which was created by Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky, began streaming last month and the season finale will air on Thursday.

Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max’s head of original content, said of the streamer: “We knew right away that Lucia, Paul and Jen brought us a winner.

No business like show business: The comedy series stars Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder, with Smart playing iconic Las Vegas comic Deborah Vance alongside Einbinder's Ava, a comedic writer described by the streamer as

No business like show business: The comedy series stars Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder, with Smart playing iconic Las Vegas comic Deborah Vance alongside Einbinder’s Ava, a comedic writer described by the streamer as “an entitled, outcast 25-year-old”

Details: The show, which was created by Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky, started streaming last month and the season finale will air on Thursday

Details: The show, which was created by Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky, started streaming last month and the season finale will air on Thursday

Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Christopher McDonald are also featured in the show

Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Christopher McDonald are also featured in the show

“We couldn’t be happier with the amazing 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.”

In a joint statement, Downs, Aniello and Statsky said they owe “this renewal to every person who tuned in to the show and then told a friend to watch” and are “so grateful that we get to continue.”

“Many years ago we wanted to tell a very important story that needed to be told – that of a handsome, charming talent manager and his two discerning female clients. We’re so glad the story resonated with audiences and we can’t wait to get started on season two. Bye.’

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