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Everything You Need To Know About The 2021 Series Hacks
Everything you need to know about the 2021 dark comedy drama 'Hacks'.

‘Hacks’, the American dark comedy TV series, will soon be coming to the screens to entertain everyone. Created by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky, the series aired its first episode on 13th May 2021, i.e., yesterday. It recorded a decent amount of viewers and got some great reviews from the audience as well as the critics. The audience expressed their views about the show on various social media platforms. Furthermore, the critics also appreciated the show’s premiere episode and the entire cast’s performance.

All and all, the show has established itself as one of the best dark comedy series. In fact, as of now, it has an average score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and an average rating of 7.5/10 on IMDb. Anyways, let us dive further into this article to find out everything about the show Hacks.

Everything you need to know about ‘Hacks’:

‘Hacks’ is an American TV show created by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky. They are also the writers of the series, and it runs in the genre of dark comedy. In May 2020, HBO Max announced that they had picked up the series with Jean Smart in the lead role. The first season will consist of a total of 10 episodes. Moreover, it will release two episodes every week on Thursday until 10th June 2021 on HBO Max. Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky, and Mike Schur are the executive producers of the series. Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment, Paulilu, First Thought Productions, and Universal Television are the production companies that have funded the project whereas HBO Max is its original broadcasting network. Now, let us have a look at the cast for this dark comedy series.

Everything You Need To Know About The 2021 Series Hacks

From left: Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky, the creators of the series ‘Hacks’.


Jean Smart as Deborah Vance: Jean Smart is an American actress who is popular for playing the role of Charlene Frazier Stillfield in “Designing Women”. Some of her other famous works include “The Accountant”, “A Simple Favour”, “The District”, and “24”.

Hannah Einbinder as Ava: Hannah Einbinder is an American actress who is best known for her works from movies and shows like “I Might Be Famous” and “North Hollywood”.

Carl Clemons-Hopkins as Marcus: Carl Clemons-Hopkins is an American producer and actor. He is popular for being a part of films and series like “The Mix and Serve”, “Chicago P.D.”, “La méduse rouge”, and “Out of the Furnace”.

Kaitlin Olson as DJ: Kaitlin Olson is an American producer, actress, and comedian. Some of her best works include “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “The Mick”, “The Heat”, and “Leap Year”.

Paul W. Downs as Jimmy: Paul W. Downs is an American director, writer, and actor. Some of his best works include shows and movies like “Broad City”, “Time Travelling Bong”, “Above Average Productions”, and “Netflix Presents: The Characters”.

Everything You Need To Know About The 2021 Series Hacks

A still from Hacks Season 1 Episode 1 i.e. the premiere episode.

Hacks Season 1 Episode 1 Preview:

Hacks Season 1 Episode 1 and Episode 2, which were released yesterday, were titled “There Is No Line” and “Primm” respectively. The story of the show revolves around Deborah Vance, who is a legendary Las Vegas comedy diva. However, recently she has been trying to focus on the younger audience and appeal to them. Consequently, Vance’s agent sends a 25-year old Ava, who is looking forward to aiding the comedian to freshen up her material. As a result, Vance also begins mentoring her. With that, the story will progress as we will get to see the two bond and help each other. HBO Max has even released a trailer for the show on their official YouTube channel. It has already crossed 106k views, and you can click to watch it below.

Hacks Season 1 Episode 1 Release Date:

Hacks Season 1 Episode 1 and Episode 2 were released on 13th May 2021, i.e., yesterday. Anyways, the show will now be airing two episodes every week on HBO Max. So, you can tune in to HBO Max on 20th May to watch the third and the fourth episode. Moreover, if you miss the episode due to some reason, you can stream the episode on the official website of HBO Max just a few hours after its official broadcast. The show is not available on any other streaming platform like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. So, gear up yourselves as the dark comedy-drama will be returning next week with humorous and entertaining episodes once again.

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