Hacks Season 3 Trailer Teases Deborah and Ava's Awkward Reunion

The highly anticipated third season of the Emmy-winning comedy series "Hacks" is set to premiere on May 2, 2024, on the streaming platform Max, featuring the reunion of legendary comedian Deborah Vance and her former writer Ava Daniels as they navigate the challenges of Deborah's heightened fame and Ava's pursuit of new opportunities.

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Hacks Season 3 Trailer Teases Deborah and Ava's Awkward Reunion

Hacks Season 3 Trailer Teases Deborah and Ava's Awkward Reunion

The trailer for the highly anticipated third season of the Emmy-winning comedy series "Hacks" has been released, offering a glimpse into the reunion between legendary comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and her former writer Ava Daniels (Hannah Einbinder). The new season is set to premiere on May 2, 2024, on the streaming platform Max.

Following the events of Season 2, which saw Deborah letting Ava go, the trailer shows Deborah enjoying newfound success and respect after her hit comedy special. She attends red carpet events and travels by private jet, while Ava faces a string of bad luck, including rear-ending a bus. The two unexpectedly cross paths in an elevator, leading to a tense and awkward encounter.

Despite the initial hesitation, Deborah eventually rehires Ava, but not without Ava presenting a list of demands, such as no more jokes about her physical appearance. As Deborah and Ava continue through the season, they will navigate the challenges that come with Deborah's heightened fame and Ava's pursuit of new opportunities in Los Angeles.

The nine-episode season will feature the return of series regulars Paul W. Downs, Megan Stalter, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, and others, as well as guest appearances by J. Smith-Cameron, Helen Hunt, Christopher Lloyd, and more. "Hacks" is created and showrun by the Emmy-winning trio of Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky, who also serve as executive producers alongside Michael Schur, David Miner, and Morgan Sackett.

Production of Season 3 faced brief pauses in February 2023 due to lead star Jean Smart's heart surgery and again in May 2023 as a result of the WGA strike. Despite these setbacks, series creator Lucia Aniello has teased that the season 3 finale is her "favorite episode of this series so far" and that the ending is "totally unexpected."

The first two episodes of "Hacks" Season 3 will debut on May 2, 2024, followed by two new episodes each week, concluding with the season finale on May 30, 2024. As Deborah and Ava reunite and re-chart their relationship, viewers can expect to see new love interests, cast additions, and the introduction of pickleball in the upcoming season.

Key Takeaways

  • Trailer for "Hacks" Season 3 released, premiering May 2, 2024 on Max.
  • Deborah and Ava reunite after Deborah's success, navigate challenges of fame.
  • Season features returning cast, new guest stars, and introduction of pickleball.
  • Production faced delays due to Jean Smart's heart surgery and WGA strike.
  • Finale episode described as "totally unexpected" by creator Lucia Aniello.