Minx Axed at HBO Max, Reversing Season 2 Renewal

By Jessica Lerner 

HBO Max has decided to reverse course and cancel Minx after greenlighting a second season back in May.

Not only is the streamer not releasing a second season, despite having already wrapped production, but the first season of Minx is set to be removed from HBO Max as well.

“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, producer of Minx, said in a statement.


The company intends to shop the Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson-starring television series to other outlets.

Created by Ellen Rapoport, Minx is set in the 1970s where Joyce (Lovibond), a feminist writer, partners with a porn magazine publisher (Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women.

Idara Victor, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, Michael Angarano and Oscar Montoya also star.

The show’s termination adds to the lengthy list of programs that the streaming service has recently removed or canceled by HBO Max. Just last week, the Warner Bros. Discovery-owned streamer axed three unscripted series.

More cuts and cancellations are anticipated as WBD gets ready to integrate HBO Max and Discovery+ into one streaming service, which is set to launch in the spring of 2023.