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Hacks is the comedy drama that’s taken the internet by storm – and season two is coming to Prime Video very soon

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The internet is abuzz with excitement over HBO’s hit comedy drama Hacks and it’s just been confirmed when season two will be coming to the UK.

We love it when the internet gets a hold of a series or film and shouts about it from the rooftops. As well as the recent chatter around BBC’s Conversations With Friends adaptation, Everything Everywhere All At Once stands to be one of the most talked-about film of the year and CODA has also recently been the Apple TV+ film on everyone’s lips – on account of its surprise win at the Oscars – and now, it looks like a new comedy drama is the series firmly at the top of everyone’s watchlist

Hacks has been a smash hit since it aired in the US on HBO Max – so much so that the anticipated second season has already garnered a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s quickly become the top performer on the platform, ranking in the top 10 of HBO’s most-viewed content.  

The series follows legendary Las Vegas comic Deborah Vance (Mare Of Easttown’s Jean Smart), who is forced to work with Ava (real-life standup comedian Hannah Einbinder), an entitled, outcast 25-year-old comedy writer. What ensues is a dark mentorship and a whole lot of miscommunication – particularly around the fact that Deborah doesn’t understand many of Ava’s jokes.  

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Jean Smart and Hannah Eindbinder star in Hacks season 2.

The OG female comedian doesn’t feel like she needs help and regularly reminds Ava of the fact that she works for her, rather than the pair working together.

As well as being deeply hilarious, it also brings up themes of hard work, careers and the sense of entitlement many people – young and older – can harbour once they feel as though they’re at the top of their field.

The 10-episode series has already been the subject of much critical acclaim over in the US. It’s won – and has been nominated – for a slew of awards, such as Primetime Emmy awards for outstanding writing, directing and lead actress. In total, the series amassed a total of 15 Emmy award nominations in 2021.

The series also bagged a Golden Globe for best television series (musical or comedy), with Smart also picking up a Golden Globe for best actress. 

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Jean Smart, Iris Bahr, Hannah Einbinder in HBO's Hacks.

Hacks comes from the team behind Broad City and Parks & Recreation so we always knew it was going to be a hilarious watch. That’s why we’ve been patiently counting down the days till the news of when season two was coming to our shores and our streaming prayers have been answered.

Hacks series two is coming to Amazon Prime Video on Friday 10 June so if you’re looking for a lighthearted, comedic series that’s worthy of an unputdownable binge-watch, get through season one as soon as possible.

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Jean Smart stars as Deborah Vance in HBO's Hacks.

Other cast members include Carl Clemons-Hopkins (Candyman), who stars as Marcus, Deborah’s chief operating officer. Paul W. Downs (Broad City) stars as Jimmy LuSaque, Deborah and Ava’s manager while Kaitlin Olson (Finding Dory) stars as Deborah “DJ” Vance Jr., Deborah’s daughter.

If you’re still yet to be won over by the magic of the acclaimed series, perhaps the chaotic – yet hilarious – trailer for season two will convince you otherwise. The pained relationship of Deboarah and Ava is enough to make us squirm and cackle in equal measure. But there’s just something about the underlying heartwarming nature of this drama-comedy that means we can’t stop watching.

Watch the trailer for yourself here: 

Hacks season one is available to stream on Prime Video and season two will be available to watch on Friday 10 June.

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