ITV Encore’s original drama series Harlots will premiere on Monday March 27th at 10pm, it has been announced.
Described as a “powerful family drama”, Harlots follows Margaret Wells and her daughters, as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner. When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley, a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret will fight back, even if it means putting her family at risk.
The eight episode period drama, which is set up as a co-production with U.S. streaming service Hulu, is produced by Monumental Pictures and stars Samantha Morton (Cider With Rosie), Lesley Manville (Maleficent) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey). Harlots was penned by Viceroy’s House scribe Moira Buffini and is based on an original idea by Buffini and Alison Newman. The executive producers are Alison Owen, Debra Hayward, Alison Carpenter, Moira Buffini and Alison Newman.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.