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Starz rescues Ellen Rapoport comedy Minx after HBO Max cancellation

Jake Johnson and Ophelia Lovibond in Minx

US network Starz has rescued half-hour comedy series Minx after it was cancelled by HBO Max last year.

The Lionsgate-owned network said it has picked up seasons one and two of the show, which is created by Ellen Rapoport and produced by Lionsgate Television.

Season one premiered on HBO Max in March 2022, while season two was scrapped despite the fact production had been mostly completed.

Set in 1970s LA, Minx follows an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women. It stars Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson.

In addition to creating the series, Rapoport also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Also among the executive producers are Paul Feig, Dan Magnante for Feigco Entertainment, Ben Karlin and Rachel Lee Goldenberg.

“We have always felt this show would be a perfect fit for our brand with our dedication to narratives by, about and for women,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, president and CEO for Starz.

“Starz is proud to be the new home for this incredible show that has drawn in well-deserved critical acclaim. We’re excited to welcome Ellen and the talented Minx team to the network and can’t wait to bring its passionate fans the second season.”

The news follows SkyShowtime acquiring 21 HBO Max originals at the start of the week.


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