Attention Fans! The good news has finally arrived: Minx is not getting shelved! Continue reading to learn more about the “Minx” season 2 revival on Starz.
The relief among the fans has been great as Starz has rescued Minx following its HBO Max cancellation while its second season was in production back in December 2022. The Lionsgate-owned premium network has stepped in to pick up both Season 1 and the unaired Season 2 of the period erotic comedy, produced by Lionsgate Television. According to reports, the cancellation was part of a larger programming purge at Warner Media Discovery as part of cost-cutting tax write-offs following the company’s merger last April.
Additionally, Starz has acquired both seasons of the Lionsgate TV series, with Season 1 becoming part of the network’s library and Season 2 becoming a Starz exclusive. “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.”
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the Starz family, and for the opportunity to introduce Minx to a brand new audience,” said Ellen Rapoport, Minx creator, showrunner, and executive producer. “We’ve found the perfect home. Our writers, cast, and crew have created something truly special in Season 2, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.” Fellow EP Paul Feig added, “We are so proud of our beloved Minx and are thrilled that it has a wonderful new home on Starz. That audience will be able to watch Ellen and our cast’s amazing new season two as well as rewatch or discover season one for the first time has us jumping for joy and thanking our lucky Starz.”
He also shared the news among followers on Twitter, quoting, “Minx is back, baby!!! Huge thanks to @STARZ for believing in us. We can’t wait for you to see season two! And to watch season one again or for the first time. Minx is there for you!” Take a look at the official post below:
Minx is back, baby!!! Huge thanks to @STARZ for believing in us. We can’t wait for you to see season two! And to watch season one again or for the first time. Minx is there for you! 🎉🎉🎉 https://t.co/5C6kSVO6lX
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 12, 2023
Minx Season 2: What to expect?
Ellen Rapoport, the executive producer, quoted, “All of us at Minx has 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. We are so grateful to our partners at HBO Max and Lionsgate for being true champions of the show, and for the opportunity to continue on this journey. Here’s to more chest hair, pussy bow blouses, and tasteful nudes in Season 2.” On the other hand, Scott Herbst, Head of Scripted Development and EVP, Lionsgate Television, stated, “Size does matter and we are excited to have our partners at a huge platform like HBO Max extend Minx for a second season. The creative team led by Ellen Rapoport and the extraordinary cast have created a gem in season one, and we look forward to exposing the acclaimed show’s fans to more fun and incredibly original storytelling.”
In an exclusive interview with Esquire, the showrunner, Ellen Rapoport hinted Minx Season 2 will see Joyce making Minx on her own, though it won’t be a walk in the park; as Doug has pointed out many times, Joyce is an editor, not a publisher. Meanwhile, Bambi and Shelly’s budding romance appears to be gone, with Shelly back in her husband’s embrace by the end of the season finale. Executive producer Paul Feig told Collider, “When you set up a show and you go in and pitch it, you have to be able to pitch up to Season Three and Season Four. Not in great detail, but to go, ‘Here’s where this show is going.’ So, yeah, we definitely know where it’s going. I can’t tell you, but it’s good. It’s a very long-term story that will surprise you, along the way. Ellen is so brilliant, she’s got it all mapped out.”
Minx Season 1: A Quick Recap
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 erotica magazine for women. In the meantime, check out the episode guide for the first season of the show, which has a total of 10 episodes with an average runtime of 24 to 35 minutes, as the series has been removed from the HBO Max library, 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.
We would also like to highlight that, the main cast members of the series who will reprise their roles in the new season 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.
Catch up on the previous season and let us know in the comments how you feel about the revival of Minx Season 2.