‘Hacks’ Season 3 Adds Aristotle Athari in Guest Star Role (EXCLUSIVE)

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‘Hacks’ Season 3 Adds Aristotle Athari in Guest Star Role (EXCLUSIVE)

Aristotle Athari is set to guest star in “Hacks” Season 3 at Max, Variety has learned exclusively.

Athari is the latest guest star to be announced for the show. He joins previously announced guest stars like Helen Hunt, George Wallace, and Christopher Lloyd in Season 3.

The third season of the critically-acclaimed comedy series will debut on May 2 with two episodes followed by two new episodes each week until May 30.

The official logline for Season 3 of “Hacks” states, “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.”

Athari is an accomplished stand up comedian, actor, writer, and director. He — along with Hasan Minhaj, Asif Ali, and Fahim Anwar — formed the comedy group “Goatface.” Athari starred in, directed, and co-write a comedy special with the group, which aired on Comedy Central in 2018. He is also known for his time as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” as well as for his work in the final season of the HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley.” He most recently starred in the Max feature “Molli and Max in the Future” opposite Zosia Mamet” and recently wrapped production on the indie comedy film “The French Italian.”

He is repped by CAA, Stride Management, and Gang Tyre.

The cast for the new season of “Hacks” also includes Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonald, Mark Indelicato, Rose Abdoo, and Lorenza Izzo. It was previously reported that both Megan Stalter and Paul W. Downs have been promoted to series regular status for Season 3.

Downs, Aniello, and Statsky serve as co-creators, co-showrunner, and executive producers. Downs and Aniello executive produce via their company Paulilu, which is currently under an overall deal at Warner Bros. Television. Statsky executive produces under her First Thought Productions. Michael Schur of Fremulon also executive produces along with David Miner for 3 Arts Entertainment and Morgan Sackett. Universal Television produces.


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