Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots follows the Wells family, led by matriarch Margaret (The Last Panthers’ Samantha Morton). When her daughter Charlotte (Downton Abbey‘s Jessica Brown Findlay) places herself in the home of arch-rival bawd Lydia Quigley (Phantom Thread‘s Lesley Manville), their toxic and deep-set rivalry is taken to a dangerous new level. Meanwhile, alluring and wealthy socialite Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam (The Leftovers’ Liv Tyler) is drawn by Charlotte into the plot against Lydia, as well.
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, with Coky Giedroyc returning as lead director and Grainne Marmion producing.
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