Exclusive: Filming on Season 3 of the HBO Max/Universal TV hit comedy series Hacks, starring Gene Smart and Hannah Einbinder, has been shelved due to a writers’ strike, Deadline has learned. According to sources, production will remain suspended for the duration of the strike.
Any scripted series is difficult to film without writing showrunners on set. This is especially true Hacks With writing at the heart of the show, it centers on Deborah Vance (Smart), an aging comedian, and Ava Daniels (Einbinder), a budding writer. Hacks Paul W. Created by Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky. According to WGA rules, during a strike, members cannot provide any writing services, including script revisions, during filming.
Production on season 3 hacks, It started shortly after Thanksgiving and resumed after the holidays in January, before pausing in February when Smart underwent successful heart surgery. It resumed in mid-March.
Hacks It was a commercial success and an award winner, amassing 32 Emmy nominations and 6 wins in its first two seasons, including two statues for Smart.
The series stars Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Jane Addams, as well as Christopher McDonald, Kaitlin Olsen, Paul W. Downes, Poppy Liu, Rose Updoo, Mark Indicato, Meg Stalter, Angela E. Starring Gibbs, Luenel, Johnny Sibilly, Joe Monte. Ally Maki and Lorenza Izzo.
Hacks Produced by Universal Television. It is produced by Downes and Aniello through their Boulilu banner, Statesky through First Thought Productions, Michael Schur through Fremoulin, David Minor through 3 Arts Entertainment and Morgan Sackett.