Minx finds new US broadcaster

Axed last year, US comedy is now moving forward with second season.

Minx has found a new US home after being dumped by HBO Max.

Starz — whose parent company, Lionsgate, produces the show — has picked up the comedy series starring Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson and will have US rights to both seasons of the show.

The second series nearly finished production when HBO Max reversed a renewal and scrapped the series.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the Starz family, and for the opportunity to introduce Minx to a brand new audience,” creator and showrunner Ellen Rapoport said in a statement. “We’ve found the perfect home. Our writers, cast and crew have created something truly special in season two, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

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

Executive producer Paul Feig said, “We are so proud of our beloved Minx and are thrilled that it has a wonderful new home on Starz. That audiences 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.”

Stan is likely to continue Australian broadcasts in keeping with its distribution deal.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

4 Responses

  1. Snowpiercer on the same boat. The final season has been ditched by TNT. It won’t be aired on TNT despite they finished filming and post-production. They’re shopping around…

  2. WBD cancelled it and pulled out, it looks like somebody at WBD didn’t want the Discovery brand associated with a show about pornography. Lionsgate were confident enough that they continued filming the last couple of episodes of S2 anyway, and filming wrapped before Christmas. Starz one of the few US networks showing growth, have demonstrated that they have no problems with soft porn, so two or more series of Minx is a good fit.

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