Hacks: your guide to the HBO comedy coming to Amazon Prime in the UK

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All 10 episodes of the Jean Smart comedy are available to watch now on Amazon Prime Video

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Hacks, the popular HBO Max comedy, arrived in the UK on Friday April 1st. All 10 episodes of the comedy starring Jean Smart are now available on Amazon Prime.

Season 2 arrives in the US on Thursday May 12th. There’s no officially confirmed UK release date yet, although it seems a fair assumption that it will eventually be available on Prime Video.

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Here’s everything you need to know about hacks.

Why is?

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Hacks follows the relationship between legendary standup legend Deborah Vance and young comedy writer Ava Daniels, both at opposite ends of their careers.

Both struggle to find jobs and reluctantly join forces to revive Deborah’s act, hoping it will be good for both of their careers.

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Who is in the cast?

Jean Smart plays Deborah Vance, a popular LA standup comedian. Smart is best known for his appearances on sitcoms such as Frasier, Designing Women and Samantha Who? known and has appeared in dramatic roles in Legion, Watchmen and Mare of Easttown in recent years.

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Hannah Einbinder plays Ava, the struggling young author. Hacks is her most famous role to date, but she has previously acted as a stand-up on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show. Her father is comedy writer Chad Einbinder and her mother is Laraine Newman, the original Saturday Night Live cast member.

They are joined by the likes of Carl Clemons-Hopkins (Chicago Med), Kaitlin Olsen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Paul W. Downs (Broad City) and Poppy Liu (Sunnyside). Chris Geere (You’re the Worst) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Barry, Killing Eve) both appear in guest roles.

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Hacks was co-created by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky, all of whom were involved with Broad City.

Is there a trailer

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Yes, there is, and you can check it out right here.

Where and how can I watch hacks in the UK?

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Every episode of Hacks Season 1 will be available on Amazon Prime starting Friday, April 1st.

Will there be a second season?

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Yes, a second series of hacks has been confirmed. In the US, Season 2 will be available on HBO Max starting Thursday, May 12.

What is the UK release date of Hacks Season 2?

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There is currently no officially confirmed UK release date for Hacks Season 2. We will update this piece as soon as one becomes available.

Why should I watch hacks?

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Because it’s one of the funniest and smartest new comedies in recent years.

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