added: Thu, Apr 29th ’21
Emmy-winning actress Jean Smart has continued to keep herself very busy these days. We just saw her in the Emmy-winning limited series “Watchmen” and she currently co-stars in the new acclaimed HBO crime series “Mare of Easttown,” playing opposite Kate Winslet.
But she ain’t done yet. The 69-year-old actress will grace the small screen yet again in May — this time, starring in her own HBO original series, which seems to be inspired by the life of old-school entertainers like Joan Rivers, Celine Dion, and Don Rickles.
Check out the official trailer for “Hacks,” in which Smart stars as Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian who has hired a young comedy writer because her stand-up act needs to be revised for a younger generation.
Newcomer Hannah Einbinder co-stars as the 25-year-old hubristic comedy writer who quickly gets in over her head.
The series is coming from the “Broad City” producing team of Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs. They are also the same comedy team behind the 2017 comedy “Rough Night.”
“Hacks” co-stars Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonald, and Paul W. Downs, and will be released on HBO MAX beginning on May 13th.
Eat your heart out Celine, there’s a new Queen of Vegas. Max Original HACKS explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance (Jean Smart), a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old (Hannah Einbinder).
directed by Lucia Aniello
starring Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonald, Paul W. Downs, Mark Indelicato, Poppy Liu, Johnny Sibilly, Meg Stalter, Rose Abdoo.
release date May 13, 2021 (on HBO MAX)