‘Hacks’ Ups Megan Stalter & Paul W. Downs To Series Regulars For Season 3

We’ll be seeing more of Kayla and Jimmy in the upcoming third season of Hacks. Megan Stalter and Paul W. Downs, who have recurred as the characters since Season 1, have been promoted to series regulars for the upcoming season set for premiere this spring.

Downs, who serves as co-creator, co-showrunner, executive producer, writer and director of Hacks, portrays Deborah and Ava’s manager, Jimmy Lusaque Jr. and Stalter plays his assisant, Kayla Schaeffer. Both have recurred on the Max series since Season 1.

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Per the Season 3 logline: A year after parting, Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) is riding high off the success of her standup special while Ava (Hannah Einbinder) pursues new opportunities back in Los Angeles.

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonald, Mark Indelicato, Rose Abdoo and Lorenza Izzo also star in the new season.

Hacks is created and showrun by Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky. Downs and Aniello executive produce via their Paulilu banner, Statsky via First Thought Productions, along iwth Michael Schur via Fremulon, David Miner for 3 Arts Entertainment and Morgan Sackett. The studio is Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Downs is also known for his role as Trey Pucker on Comedy Central’s Broad City, which ran for five seasons. Behind the camera, he also served as a writer, director, and executive producer of the show. On the big screen, Downs starred in Sony’s Rough Night opposite Scarlett Johansson, which he co-wrote and produced with Aniello, who directed. He also co-starred in Netflix’s Like Father, among other credits. Downs is repped by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.

Stalter also can be seen in Please Don’t Destroy’s feature Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain on Peacock. Upcoming she’s set to appear in Kay Cannon’s upcoming feature My Ex-Friend’s Wedding for Sony, and in Lena Dunham’s Netflix series Too Much. Stalter is repped by UTA, Entertainment 360, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman et al.

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