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HBO Max to Debut ‘Hacks’ in May

HBO Max's Hacks
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HBO Max will roll out its new original series Hacks on May 13, the streaming service said Wednesday.

The 10-episode series stars Jean Smart as a legendary Las Vegas comedian who forms a mentoring relationship with an entitled, outcast 25-year-old played by Hannah Einbinder, said the service.

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The series debuts May 13 with two episodes, followed by two additional episodes each over the next four weeks. Hacks also stars Carl Clemons-Hopkins and features recurring guest stars Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonald, Paul W. Downs, Mark Indelicato, Poppy Liu, Johnny Sibilly, Meg Stalter and Rose Abdoo.

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.