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.