‘Hacks’ Renewed for Season 4 as Max Airs Season 3 Finale

When one chapter ends, another begins! Thursday, the same day. tricks‘The season 3 finale airs on Max, the streamer announced that the award-winning comedy series has been renewed for a fourth installment.

“We congratulate tricks‘Brilliant cast and crew, and our partners at Universal Television,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original programming for Max, in a statement. “tricks is a masterfully crafted comedy that offers laughs and insights into the vulnerability and joy of sharing a dream. The creative team behind this unique show is not only brilliant but a pleasure to work with. We couldn’t be happier to offer viewers another season with Deborah, Ava and the rest of the tricks family.”

Erin Underhill, president of Universal Television, added: “My hat goes off to Jen, Lucia and Paul for creating a world that is as compelling and moving as it is smart and funny. We applaud our outstanding cast, who made it easy to fall in love with these flawed characters. , funny and deeply human, and we thank everyone at Max for a great partnership over the first three seasons and counting. We can’t wait to deliver more. tricks to fans around the world!”

Jean Smart, Megan Stalter, Paul W. Downs in season 3 of Hacks.Jake Giles Netter/MAX

The Emmy-winning comedy series returned for its third season earlier this month, starring Deborah Vance (Smart Jean) and Ava Daniels (Hannah Einbinder) are once again confronted.

While Deborah enjoys the success of her special, Ava looks for new opportunities in Los Angeles.

Along with Smart and Einbinder, it stars Paul W. Downs, Megan Stalter, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Kaitlin OlsonChristopher McDonald, Mark Indelicato, Rose Abdoo and Lorenza Izzo also returned from the first and second seasons.

When speaking with ET ahead of the season 3 premiereintelligent, who won consecutive Emmy Awards for the show in 2021 and 2022, and Einbinder said that while the casting department really upped the ante for season 3, they still have a few people in mind who could make cameos in possible future seasons, including a singer who he lent his song to the trailer for the new season.

“Elton John,” Smart said of his dream guest star. “He’s let us use a couple of his songs.”

“Yeah, Elton John, that would be great,” Einbinder agreed. “And he’s gay, so he’s halfway there.”

While Elton is high on the dream list, the guest stars who appeared in reality are equally dream-worthy. When ET asked the 72-year-old Designing women The student and her 29-year-old co-star recounted when producers first approached them to talk to them. Scandal‘s Tony Goldwyn and mad Men‘s Christina Hendricksthey joked that they really fought on behalf of their characters.

Christina Hendricks and Hannah Einbinder in the third season of ‘Hacks’Courtesy of MAX

“You know, it’s a dirty job. I took one for the team,” Smart joked. “Worst.”

“I’m sorry,” responded Einbinder, a two-time Emmy nominee and comedian both on and off the Max series. As for his own spicy scene with the just married Hendricks, the actress shared that her reaction to kissing the actress was a little less subtle and tempered than her co-star’s.

“God is real,” Einbinder said of the discovery of the good girls alum would be his love interest for the new installment. “Next question.”

Hendricks and Goldwyn are just two of the big names joining the show during the new season: Helen Hunt, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Bucatinsky, George Wallace and Aristotle Athari also made guest appearances in Season 3.

With a new season in the works, fans will have to wait and see if Smart’s hopes for an Elton John appearance come true in season 4.

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