Minx got a second life at Starz after this network rescued it following the Max cancelation, but they’re not proceeding with the show’s third season. The comedy series led by Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson has officially been canceled after its second season.
Minx took us to the 1970s Los Angeles, where an aspiring feminist writer Joyce Prigger (Ophelia Lovibond) decided to take a drastic step to have her work published. She joined forces with a low-rent publisher Doug Renetti (Jake Johnson) to start the first adult entertainment magazine geared towards the female audience.
In addition to Lovibond and Johnson in the lead roles, Minx also starred Idara Victor, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, Michael Angarano, Oscar Montoya, Rich Sommer, and Elizabeth Perkins.
Starz didn’t give a reason for the cancelation of Minx, but the news doesn’t come as a shocker. The second season didn’t make a lot of noise after premiering days into the SAG-AFTRA strike, and Johnson recently said that the show would most likely be canceled.
“I think the move to Starz, I think HBO kind of doing their HBO thing… I think that was brutal for [the show. Then, I think the strike coming out right as we were trying to promote it… My guess is you can’t beat something up that many times and keep going,” Johnson told Deadline just last month.