December 12, 2022

It is being reported that HBO Max has cancelled Minx, reversing its original decision to renew the comedy for a second season earlier this year. The half-hour series premiered in March with a 10-episode run that garnered high praise from critics.

The move was unexpected, but not a complete surprise, as the streaming service has cancelled a number of its originals in recent days. Those other shows, however, were all unscripted fare. Today's move is likely related to an overall scaling back in original content since the merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery earlier this year.

Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Minx follows an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women. The show's production company, Lionsgate Television, is said to be trying to find it a new home so that Season 2, which has already wrapped production, can see the light of day.