Jake Johnson and Ophelia Lovibond star in HBO Max’s upcoming 1970s erotic magazine comedy series Minx
HBO has placed a ten-episode serial order on the half-hour comedy Minx, starring Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson, as confirmed by Variety on Monday.
The 35-year-old English actress, known for her role as Carina in Guardians of the Galaxy, will portray a ‘young feminist’ who teams up with a ‘low-rent publisher (Johnson) to create the first women’s erotic magazine.’
The show, which was first ordered to pilot with the network in 2020, was created by Ellen Rapoport, who will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
New Project: HBO Max has commissioned a ten-episode run for a half-hour comedy called Minx, starring Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson, as confirmed by Variety on Monday; Lovibond pictured in 2019
The cast also includes Idara Victor, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, Michael Angarano, and Oscar Montoya.
‘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 piles of 1970s porn magazines,’ Rapoport said. “Making Minx with our ridiculously talented cast was a dream come true and I’m just glad I got to do it again.”
Lovibond also announced the news on her Instagram account, saying she is “ over the moon that we’re getting a deep dive ” with an evocative wink emoji.
Great plot: The 35-year-old English actress, known for her role as Carina in Guardians of the Galaxy, will portray a ‘young feminist’ who teams up with a ‘low-rent publisher (Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women. ‘(photo in 2019)
‘Into the wild wonderful world conceived by @ellenrapoport & directed by @rlgoldenberg!’ she gushed. ‘And to be honest, I’m going to work with such a talented, funny, beautiful bunch of people. Bring on the polyester trouser suits! ‘
Johnson also posted a screenshot of the exciting news and a short caption, which read, ‘I think people will really like this show. I love it.’
On top of that, he answered a few fans who wanted to know more about the plot and one, who asked if this meant his short-lived series Stumptown was ‘officially over’.
‘Yes. Unfortunately. Stumptown was canceled due to COVID, ” he wrote back to an Instagram follower, who asked if the ABC series would return for a second season.
‘Yes. Unfortunately. Stumptown was canceled due to COVID, ‘he wrote back.
In September, ABC made the surprise move to cancel the hit show just months after it was renewed for a second season.
Stumptown was created by Jason Richman, an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name by Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood.
The show, whose title is a nickname for the Portland setting, follows Dex Pairos (Smulders), an astute Marine veteran who becomes a private investigator to care for her brother with Down syndrome.