The American-comedy series Hacks managed to scoop three awards at last night’s 2021 Emmy Awards, and there has been a surplus of viewers interested in tuning in after its success.
Written by Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky and starring Jean Smart, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Christopher McDonald, Mark Indelicato, Poppy Liu, Johnny Sibilly, Meg Stalter, Rose Abdoo, and Kaitlin Olson, Hacks premiered back in May 2021 and it has already been renewed for a second season.
Where to Watch Hacks
Interested parties can stream Hacks season 1 on HBO Max. All you have to do is sign up for an account on HBO, or add HBO Max to your existing Hulu account.
Season 1 of the comedy debuted a total of 10 episodes in its first chapter, premiering on May 13, 2021 with two episodes. Every Thursday after its premiere, a further two episodes were released weekly while its first season played out.
One acquired Emmy was for Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series category, where Lucia Aniello was credited for the pilot episode, titled ‘There is No Line.’ A second award was scooped for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series, and a third awarded Jean Smart the trophy for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series.
What is Hacks About?
Hacks follow iconic Las Vegas stand-up comedy diva, Deborah Vance (Smart), when she recruits Gen-Z comedy writer, Ava, to revitalize her routines and keep her relevant within her place of work.
After being canceled on social media, over an insensitive tweet, Ava agrees to unite forces with Vance, and the show follows their differences, how they work together, and the blaring generational divide they face.
The show also explores an unlikely love story between the pair, which offers an unexpected dynamic within the narrative. The series has also been praised for one particular episode, which silences toxic masculinity within a small-town comedy club.
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