HBO Max April 5 announced it has ordered 10 episodes of the half-hour comedy “MINX.” Set in 1970s Los Angeles, the series centers on an earnest young feminist (Ophelia Lovibond), who joins forces with a low-rent publisher (Jake Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women. The series is from showrunner Ellen Rapoport, Feigco Entertainment and Lionsgate Television.
Other cast members include Jake Johnson (“New Girl,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”), who was previously announced as a guest star. Other series regulars include Idara Victor (“Shameless,” “Turn”), Jessica Lowe (“Wrecked,” “Tacoma PD,” “Blended”), Lennon Parham (“Bless this Mess,” “Playing House,” HBO’s “Veep”), Michael Angarano (Emmy-nominated for “This Is Us,” “I’m Dying Up Here,” “The Knick”) and Oscar Montoya (“Reno 911,” “Bless the Harts,” host of “Spanish Aquí Presents” podcast).
Rapoport executive produces the series alongside Paul Feig (“Freaks and Geeks”) and Dan Magnante for Feigco Entertainment. Rachel Lee Goldenberg directed and executive produced the pilot. Lionsgate Television is the studio. Feigco and Lionsgate Television previously partnered with HBO Max on “Love Life,” which was renewed for a second season. Lionsgate is also producing “Santa Inc.” and “Julia” for Max.
“We are so excited about this series, which is fun, feminist and wholly unique,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max, said in a statement.
Rapoport thanked Feigco, Lionsgate and Max for seeing the potential in this story from the first time “I showed up in their offices with stacks of ’70s porn magazines.”
Feig said he and the production company fell in love with Rapoport’s trunkful of male nudie magazines and her “amazing vision for this funny and liberating” TV 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 … we couldn’t be more thrilled to be back in business with HBO Max,” Feig said.