“A thrilling, brainy bodice-ripper” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Obscenely enjoyable” – The Guardian
“Harlots skips with a rebellious sense of joy this season” – salon.com
“From start to finish, every episode is an exciting romp” – pastemagazine.com
EDMONTON (September 3, 2019) – Super Channel is pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed period drama Harlots, will return for a third provocative season on Thursday, Oct 3 at 9 p.m. ET (SC Fuse).
Each episode of the eight-episode third season, will also be available to viewers on Super Channel On Demand the day following its weekly linear broadcast. Viewers can also catch up on all the bold drama of seasons one and two, currently available on Super Channel On Demand.
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 and Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville) is vanquished and in Bedlam. It seems that the Wells girls can finally free themselves of their mother's feud, helped by allies such as Lady Fitz (Liv Tyler). But Charlotte Wells (Jessica Brown-Findlay) soon learns that running a lucrative brothel brings enemies as well as friends, including new pimp in town Isaac Pincher (Alfie Allen). Meanwhile Lydia still finds a way to bite, even in her darkest hour.
Inspired by the stories of real women, Harlots is a powerful family drama as explored from the female perspective.
Harlots is entirely written, directed and produced by women: Co-creators Moira Buffini and Alison Newman also serve as Executive Producers alongside Alison Owen, Debra Hayward and Alison Carpenter. Season 3 is written by Moira Buffini, Jane English, Vivienne Harvey and Jessica Ruston, and directed by Robin Sheppard, Chloe Thomas and Debs Paterson, with Pat Tookey-Dickson producing. Harlots is produced by Monumental Television, part of ITV Studios, and distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.