Jake Johnson and Ophelia Lovibond to star in HBO Max’s upcoming 1970s erotic magazine comedy series Minx
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HBO has given a ten-episode series order to 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 the film Guardians of the Galaxy, will depict a ‘young feminist’ that teams up with a ‘low-rent publisher (Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women.’
The show, which was first ordered to pilot at the network in 2020, was created by Ellen Rapoport, who will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
New project: HBO Max has given a ten-episode series order to 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 stacks of 70s porn magazines,’ Rapoport said. ‘Making Minx with our ridiculously talented cast was a dream come true and I’m just thrilled that I get to do it again.’
Lovibond also announced the news on her Instagram account, saying she is ‘over-the-moon happy we get to have a deep dive’ with a suggestive wink face emoji.
Great plot: The 35-year-old English actress, known for her role as Carina in the film Guardians of the Galaxy, will depict a ‘young feminist’ that teams up with a ‘low-rent publisher (Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women’ (picture in 2019)
‘Into the wild wonderful world dreamed up by @ellenrapoport & directed by @rlgoldenberg!’ she gushed. ‘And, frankly that I get to work with such a talented, funny, gorgeous bunch of people. Bring on the polyester pantsuits!’
Johnson also posted a screenshot of the exciting news and a short caption, which read: ‘I think people are gonna really like this show. I love it.’
Additionally, he replied to a few fans that wanted to know about the plot as well as one, who asked if this meant his short-lived series Stumptown was ‘officially over.’
‘Yes. Unfortunately. Stumptown got cancelled because of COVID,’ he wrote back to an Instagram follower, who asked if the ABC series would return for a second season
‘Yes. Unfortunately. Stumptown got cancelled because of COVID,’ he wrote back.
In September, ABC made the surprising move of canceling the hit show, just months after renewing it for a second season.
Stumptown was created by Jason Richman, adapted from the comic book series of the same name by Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood.
The show, whose title is a nickname for its setting of Portland, follows Dex Pairos (Smulders), a sharp-witted Marine veteran who becomes a private investigator to take care of her brother with Down syndrome.
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