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HBO Max Cancels Minx, Reversing Season 2 Renewal

The Jake Johnson-led series had largely finished production on the season already.
  • Jake Johnson and Ophelia Lovibond in Minx. (Photo: HBO Max)
    Jake Johnson and Ophelia Lovibond in Minx. (Photo: HBO Max)

    Minx will no longer get a second season - at least not on HBO Max. 

    With production on Season 2 nearly finished, the streamer has reversed its decision to give the Jake Johnson-Ophelia Lovibond starring comedy another installment. Minx was renewed in May just after the conclusion of its first season. 

    "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," Lionsgate TV said in a statement.

    Helmed by creator and showrunner Ellen Rapoport, Minx is set in 1970s Los Angeles and tells the story of Joyce (Lovibond), a plucky feminist who forms an unlikely partnership with porn publisher Doug (Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine geared towards women. The series also stars Idara Victor, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, Michael Angarano, and Oscar Montoya, and Elizabeth Perkins had joined the second season in a recurring role. 

    The cancellation marks another in a series of cost-cutting decisions made by Warner Bros. Discovery in the last year, including cutting Chad, feature film BatgirlBatman: Caped CrusaderThe Last O.G., and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, to name a few. 

    Minx Season 1 will be removed from HBO Max as Lionsgate TV plans to shop both seasons around to other streamers. 

    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Minx, HBO Max