Comedy About Porn Mag for Women: New HBO Max Series

Comedy About Porn Mag for Women Nabs HBO Max Series Pickup

Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson

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HBO Max is ready to explore the world of pornography.The WarnerMedia-backed streamer has handed out a 10-episode series order to Minx, a half-hour comedy set in L.A. in the 1970s about a young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women.

Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary) and Jake Johnson (New Girl) star as the feminist and publisher, respectively, in the series from showrunner Ellen Rapoport, exec producers Paul Feig, Dan Magnante and pilot director Rachel Lee Goldenberg. The series hails from Lionsgate Television.

“I’m so grateful to Feigco, Lionsgate and HBO Max for seeing the potential in this story from the first time I showed up in their offices with stacks of ’70s porn magazines,” said Rapoport. Making Minx with our ridiculously talented cast was a dream come true and I’m just thrilled that I get to do it again.”

Picked up to pilot in February 2020, the series marks the latest collaboration between HBO Max and Lionsgate TV.

It joins the Feig-produced anthology Love Life — HBO Max’s first scripted series — and the studio’s Santa Inc. and recently ordered series Julia at the streamer. Both Love Life and Minx stem from Feig’s overall deal with Lionsgate TV.

“We fell in love with Ellen’s trunkful of male nudie magazines and her amazing vision for this funny and liberating series the second we heard it and knew we needed a bold network partner to let us bring it to the screen as honestly as possible,” Feig said. “So, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be back in business with HBO Max, with whom we’ve been having such a great time on Love Life. With our powerhouse cast and brilliant director, it’s Minx to the Max!”

The Minx cast includes Idara Victor, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, Michael Angarano and Oscar Montoya.

Minx joins a rapidly expanding roster of scripted originals at HBO Max that also includes The Flight Attendant, Generation, Gossip Girl, Head of the Class, Made for Love, the new Sex and the City, Station 11, Pretty Little Liars and a slate of DC Comics series including Greg Berlanti’s Green Lantern, J.J. Abrams’ Justice League Dark and many more.