Starz Picks Up Canceled HBO Max Series Minx

In case you haven’t yet had the pleasure, look forward to both seasons of “Minx” becoming available on Starz. The 1970s-set series centers around ambitious writer Joyce Prigger, who dreams of sharing her feminist writing with the world, but has yet to find the proper forum. When her dream finally does come true, it’s in a way she never could have imagined: rather unexpectedly, she joins forces with low-rent porn publisher Doug Renetti (Jake Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women.

“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.”

When /Film spoke to series creator Ellen Rapoport last year, she had high hopes for the future of “Minx.” As she sees it, the premise could continue well into the 80’s to explore the conservative shift of the Reagan era and how the feminist movement splintered off into those who were pro- and anti-pornography. “12 seasons,” Rappaport proposed. Clearly, HBO Max didn’t share in that vision but as someone who had a lot of fun with the debut season, I hope Starz gives the series a chance to keep growing.

The cast of “Minx” also includes Idara Victor, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, Michael Angarano, Oscar Montoya, and season 2 addition, Elizabeth Perkins.

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