HBO Max Abruptly Cancels “Minx” Series


In a surprise move, HBO Max has cancelled its erotic comedy series “Minx” even though the series had largely finished production of its second season.

The show scored a renewal back in May, a few weeks after its ten-episode first season concluded. Filming was well underway on the second run of the Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson-led series when all of a sudden Warner Bros. Discovery pulled the plug in its latest round of cost-cutting moves.

Lionsgate Television says it will shop the series, which hails from creator and showrunner Ellen Rapoport, to other outlets. The studio said in a statement: “We have enjoyed a good partnership with HBO Max and are working closely to find a new opportunity for Minx, so current and new viewers can continue this journey with us,”

The series centers on Joyce (Lovibond), an earnest young feminist writer who teams with a low-rent porn publisher (Johnson) in 1970s Los Angeles to create the first erotic magazine aimed at women. Idara Victor, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, Michael Angarano and Oscar Montoya also star.

Source: THR

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