Starz to debut ‘Minx’ S2 after saving HBO Max comedy from cancellation

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Lionsgate-owned US network Starz has picked up Ellen Rapoport’s comedy series Minx, following its cancellation by HBO Max last month.

Starz has acquired both seasons of the show, and will premiere the unaired second season, which was canned by HBO Max despite having nearly completed production.

At the time of its cancellation in December, producer-distributor Lionsgate TV revealed its plans to find both seasons of the show a new home – having now brought it to its own Starz network.

Minx is the latest HBO Max series to find a second lease of life this week, following a deal with SkyShowtime that will see the recently launched European service acquire 21 of the streamer’s dropped regional originals. HBO Max owner Warner Bros. Discovery has been pulling content from the streamer to sell to third parties as part of its cost-cutting measures.

Rapoport is the creator, showrunner and executive producer on 1970s-set comedy series Minx, which follows Joyce (Ophelia Lovibond), an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher (Jake Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women. She described Starz as “the perfect home” to revive the series.

Paul Feig and Dan Magnante also exec produce for Feigco Entertainment, alongside Ben Karlin and Rachel Lee Goldenberg. Jake Johnson serves as a co-executive producer.

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

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