HBO Max is starting to lose trust in its creators, as another project has swiftly been canceled. The twist this time around: it was already renewed for a second season and was about to wrap production. Yes, HBO Max has cancelled Minx just as it’s finishing up production as another cost-cutting measure on the same level as what they pulled with Batgirl not too long ago. That’s not all, as the first season is also going to lose its home on the service and producer Lionsgate Television seemingly shopping it to other outlets, who shared the following statement:
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.
The series starred Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson in 1970s Los Angeles, as they start the first erotic magazine for woman. It was a critical darling in its first season with a 97% approval on Rotten Tomatoes. Ellen Rapoport worked ont he project as its showrunner and its future strongly depends on if Lionsgate television can find a new home for it. Most of the second season is already filmed. So, perhaps Hulu or Netfli are interested in adding a quick project to their streaming service. HBO Max, on the other hand, is slowly burning too many bridges as CEO David Zaslav might push the streaming service into a direction no one is interested in joining.