By Patrick Munn | July 3, 2020 - 2:22 pm | No Comments
BBC Two has acquired the rights to period drama Harlots after striking a deal with international distributor ITV Studios. The deal, which was brokered by the BBC's Head of Programme Acquisition Sue Deeks, covers all three seasons of the show. Seasons one and two will air back-to-back on BBC Two later this year, with the third and final season airing at a later date.
By Patrick Munn | January 7, 2019 - 11:43 am | No Comments
More than three months after TVWise broke the news that ITV would not be airing future seasons of Harlots following the closure of ITV Encore, the series has found a new UK home. StarzPlay – which is available in the UK on Amazon Prime via Amazon Channels – has secured the exclusive UK rights to the period drama after striking a deal with international distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The first season, which aired on ITV Encore back in 2017, will launch on the streaming service on Friday January 18th, while the show's second season, which has never aired in the UK before, will launch on Thursday February 14th.
By Patrick Munn | September 25, 2018 - 1:17 pm | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: Following the closure of pay channel ITV Encore earlier this year, ITV has opted not to proceed with any further seasons of Harlots, TVWise can reveal. There had been some question as to whether or not it would move to the main channel as fellow ITV Encore originals The Frankenstein Chronicles and Dark Heart did. The news comes on the heels of U.S. streaming service Hulu, who were originally co-producers, stepping up to fully commission an eight episode third season. I hear that ITV Studios Global Entertainment is now seeking a new home for the second and third seasons of Harlots here in the UK.