Minx Season 2 canceled by HBO Max

Minx Season 2 has been canceled by HBO Max
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Why was the second season of Minx canceled by HBO Max? Continue reading to learn more. 

All of the first-season viewers are now unsure whether this will be their final viewing or if Lionsgate intends to shop the show to other streaming services. The first season’s finale was a few months ago, and its plot deserves to be explored further. So it is reasonable to inquire about the show’s status, particularly for such a renowned television network. If you were looking forward to knowing more about the next chapter of Minx, then you have reached the right place!

As we have listed all the crucial and latest information about the current status of the show. 

Minx Season 2 has been canceled by HBO Max

Minx: Will there be another season?

Unfortunately, the answer is NO! HBO Max has officially confirmed that the second season of Minx is scrapped only after one season. The network has opted not to proceed with the second season of the Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson-fronted comedy series, which was picked up in May. This is the last week of filming the new season, and production will be completed as scheduled. Season 1 will be taken off HBO Max, and Lionsgate TV, which is behind the series, plans to shop both seasons. 

“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. Minx marks the latest instance of Warner Bros. Discovery not going forward with a greenlighted movie or a season of a show this year. It joins such casualties as the DC movie Batgirl and the animated series Little Ellen on HBO Max as well as TBS’ reality series The Big D and Season 2 of Chad

HBO Max also has been removing original content from the platform, most recently comedy Gordita Chronicles. The timing of the latest move is likely tied to the end of the 2022 calendar year for financial reasons, and more write-offs may be in the works. “All of us at Minx have been blown away by the passionate response from audiences across the world, who have mashed-up, TikTok-ed and fanfic-ed us into a renewal,” Rapoport said at the time of the Season 2 pickup in May. “Here’s to more chest hair, pussy bow blouses and tasteful nudes in season two.”

Take a look at some of the fan’s reactions to the cancelation below:

Minx Plot and Cast

The first season, from creator and showrunner Ellen Rapoport, Feigco Entertainment, and Lionsgate Television, debuted in March on HBO Max and topped Esquire’s list of “Best TV Shows of 2022 (Thus Far).” The official logline of the series states, “Minx is set in 1970s Los Angeles and centers around 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.”

Additionally, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a “Certified Fresh” 97% approval rating with an average rating of 7.8/10, based on 30 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “The rapport between Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson is the irresistible centerfold of Minx, a bawdy and sharp comedy that merits a full-page spread.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 77 out of 100 based on 19 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”

The main cast members of the series are as follows Ophelia Lovibond as Joyce Prigger, Michael Angarano as Glenn, Jessica Lowe as Bambi, Oscar Montoya as Richie, Lennon Parham as Shelly, Idara Victor as Tina, and Jake Johnson as Doug Renetti. The creator and showrunner Ellen Rapoport executive produces the series alongside Paul Feig and Dan Magnante for Feigco Entertainment, Ben Karlin, and Rachel Lee Goldenberg, who also directed the pilot. Jake Johnson serves as a co-executive producer. Lionsgate Television is the studio.

Minx Season 2 has been canceled by HBO Max

Minx Episodes and Streaming Options

As per the recent details, with the second season near completion, Lionsgate is planning to shop both seasons elsewhere. The series was also removed from the HBO Max library. So, in the meantime, check out the first season of the show has a total of 10 episodes with an average runtime of 24 to 35 minutes. The subsequent episodes were released every week on Thursdays with two episodes released at the same time. Check out the episode guide of the show which is as follows: 

Episode 1: Not Like a S… Right in the Face: After a fateful meeting with low-rent publisher Doug Renetti, self-proclaimed feminist Joyce Prigger finally gets a shot at creating the magazine of her dreams, with one enormous catch.

Episode 2: Au Revoir, Le Double Dong: Doug courts his usual advertisers, while Joyce looks for more conventional companies to do business with; Bambi looks to channel her newfound feminism into a new role.

Episode 3: Norman Mailer, Samantha Shortcake: The arrival of the Valley’s newest councilwoman spells trouble for both Bottom Dollar and Minx; when her contributors begin to pull out, Joyce scrambles to come up with new articles that conform to her own high-brow standards.

Episode 4: An Exciting New Chapter in the Annals of Erotica: While David and Tina deal with Bottom Dollar’s financial woes, Joyce helps a cover boy prepare for Minx’s first presser.

Episode 5: Relaying News of a Wayward Snake: When Doug forces her to make nice with the mob, Joyce finds herself surrounded by the gangsters’ wives, who offer her some sage advice; the team struggles to capture their missing leader’s artistic vision for their renaissance-man model.

Episode 6: Mary Had a Little Hysterectomy: The Bottom Dollar crew takes to the streets to build brand awareness, but while Richie, Bambi, and Shelly’s word-of-mouth campaigns see some success, Joyce creates chaos on campus in her attempts to woo a celebrity guest.

Episode 7: God Save the Queen of D…: While Doug celebrates Minx’s success, Joyce laments her new celebrity status; Councilwoman Westbury doubles down on her efforts to bring down Bottom Dollar, and Richie enters the L.A. art scene.

Episode 8: Oh, You’re the Sun Now? Giver of Life?: Joyce enjoys the spotlight as a guest on an iconic TV talk show while fighting against memories of her time in N.Y.; Doug makes moves for Minx; back home, Bambi and Richie discover Tina’s secret.

Episode 9: A Scintillating Conversation About a Lethal Pesticide: While Joyce enjoys all that New York has to offer, Doug discovers that running the magazine without her proves difficult; after Joyce’s embarrassing on-air announcement, Shelly turns to Bambi for help getting her marriage back on track.

Episode 10:  You Happened to Me: With all of the Valley seemingly pitted against Bottom Dollar, Doug flounders, while Joyce takes a stand; a men’s rights protest threatens the future of Minx.

Catch up on the previous season and let us know in the comments how you feel about the cancelation of Minx Season 2.