Minx comedy pilot gets series order at HBO Max
Ten episodes of the half hour comedy Minx from Ellen Rapoport, Feigco Entertainment and Lionsgate has officially been ordered to series at HBO Max. Minx follows an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women in 1970’s LA.
“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.” shared executive producer Paul Feig, “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!”
Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary) and Jake Johnson (New Girl) are set to star in the comedy series. They are joined by other series regulars Idara Victor (Shameless), Jessica Lowe (Wrecked), Lennon Parham (HBO’s Veep), Michael Angarano (The Knick) and Oscar Montoya (Reno 911). Showrunner Ellen Rapoport executive produces the series alongside Paul Feig and Dan Magnante for Feigco Entertainment.
Showrunner and executive producer Ellen Rapoport shared, “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. Making MINX with our ridiculously talented cast was a dream come true and I’m just thrilled that I get to do it again.”
The pilot was directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg (Valley Girl) who also executive produced. Feigco and Lionsgate Television previously partnered with HBO Max on Love Life which was renewed for a second season. Lionsgate is the studio and is also producing Santa Inc. and Julia for HBO Max.