Today, the streaming service confirmed that they are bringing back the period piece for an eight-episode season 3, though they did not mention when it would premiere. Hopefully it will be back at some point in 2019, but we know Samantha Morton is rather busy playing Alpha over on The Walking Dead. This is one of the most underrated streaming dramas out there, one that has a loyal following even if it doesn’t get an abundance of mainstream attention. That’s what makes these renewal announcements important — it’s a chance for new potential viewers to hear about the show who may not know it’s out there.
To go along with the renewal, Hulu also released the following logline for the present state of the series — there aren’t too many spoilers in here, but they give you a sense as to where we are at present:
Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots continues to follow the fortunes of the Wells family. Margaret (Samantha Morton) has been sent to America in chains; Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville) is vanquished and in Bedlam. It seems that the Wells girls can free themselves of their mother’s feud, but running a lucrative brothel brings new enemies. Meanwhile Lydia, in her darkest hour, still finds a way to bite. Inspired by the stories of real women, Harlots is a powerful family drama as explored from the female perspective. The series hails from the creative team of Moira Buffini, Alison Newman, Alison Owen, Debra Hayward and Alison Carpenter.
Harlots is a British-American production, and has been a part of the ITV Studios family overseas. Having these sort of productions enable shows like this to be successful in multiple parts of the world and attract as wide an audience as possible.
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