HBO Max’s “Minx” has been canceled despite a second season renewal

minx“in HBO Maxalthough the offer was It has been renewed for a second season back in May.

According to sources, the show was preparing to wrap up production on its second season when Warner Bros. decided to spin the show. Discovery canceled the show in the latest cost-cutting move. The first season of HBO Max will also be discontinued, as producer Lionsgate Television plans to market the series to other outlets.

“We’ve enjoyed a good partnership with HBO Max and are working closely to find a new opportunity for Minx, so viewers both new and existing can continue this journey with us,” Lionsgate said in a statement.

Minx is set in the 1970s in Los Angeles. The series centers on Joyce (Ophelia Lovibond), described as “a serious young feminist who teams up with a low-rent publisher (Jake Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women.” The cast also includes Edara Victor, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, Michael Angarano, and Oscar Montoya. The series was well received upon its release, with the first season holding a 97% critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Ellen Rapoport serves as showrunner and executive producer in addition to creating the series. Paul Feig and Dan Magnante executive produce for Feigco Entertainment. Ben Carlin and Rachel Lee Goldenberg also directed production, with Goldenberg directing the pilot. Johnson serves as co-executive producer. Lionsgate TV is the studio.

Since Discovery completed its acquisition of WarnerMedia earlier this year, CEO David Zaslav and his team have made a series of similar decisions in order to make good on a promise to shareholders. Found $3.5 billion in savings within the newly merged company. To this end, a great deal of development was cut short, while a number of Offers have been withdrawn from service entirely. In addition to, TBS’s “Chad” has been cancelled Despite the fact that he had already completed production on the second season, while Scripting is largely done at TBS and TNT.

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Decisions are not limited to television either. Perhaps most famously, Warner Bros. Discovery Kill the movie “Batgirl” while it was in post-production. Recently, it was reported “Wonder Woman 3” isn’t moving forward As DC gears up for a major reboot under James Gunn and Peter Safran.

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