The third season of 'Harlots' is as dramatic as it gets in 18th-century Georgian London. With two new additions to the cast of the upcoming season, the Hulu original is returning to your screens in less than a month's time. Joining the cast for its third season is Alfie Allen (of 'Game of Thrones' fame) and Ash Hunter (of 'Hamilton' fame) as brothers Issac and Hal Pincher.
There are plenty of loose ends from the second season that need to be resolved and it looks like we don't have to wait for long before we know more about the upcoming season.
The third season of 'Harlots' is set to release on Hulu on July 10, 2019.
Here's the synopsis for the third season of 'Harlots': "Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, 'Harlots' continues to follow the fortunes of the Wells family. Set a year after the dramatic events of season 2, Margaret (Samantha Morton) has been sent to America in chains and Lydia Quigley (played by 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 (played by Jessica Brown-Findlay) soon learns that running a lucrative brothel brings enemies as well as friends, including new pimp in town Isaan Pincher (played by Alfie Allen). Meanwhile, Lydia still finds a way to bite, even in her darkest hour."
Samantha Morton as Margaret Wells
As Margaret Wells, Samantha Morton plays the role of the madam of a low-class brothel seeking to improve her fortune and struggling to reconcile her role as a fierce businesswoman and mother to two daughters.
Morton is known for her role in the harrowing feature 'Under the Skin'. She has received numerous Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA nominations throughout her career. Morton received the Best Actress Golden Globe for her performance in 'Longford'.
Lesley Manville as Lydia Quigley
Playing the role of Lydia Quigley, a madam of a high-class brothel who welcomes clients from the judiciary, nobility, and upper echelons of the Georgian society, is Lesley Manville - you could also call her the Lady Macbeth of brothel owners and is a rival of Margaret Wells.
Award-winning stage actress Manville is known for her role in 'Another Year', for which she won the NBR and London Critics Circle Best Actress award. She won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2013 revival of 'Ghosts'. She is also a four-time BAFTA Award nominee for her role in 'Mum'.
Alfie Allen as Isaac Pincher
Alfie Allen plays the role of Isaac Pincher, a pimp driven by his ambitions to achieve wealth and power. Back in London after fighting in the Seven Years War, Isaac wants to take over London.
Allen is best known for playing the role of Theon Greyjoy in the HBO fantasy series 'Game of Thrones'.
Executive produced by Alison Owen
Alison Owen serves as executive producer on Hulu’s new drama, Harlots. Owen, one of the UK’s leading film and television producers, earned an Academy Award nomination and a BAFTA Award (Best Film) in 1998 for 'Elizabeth', which won a total of seven Academy Awards and twelve BAFTA nominations.
Inspired by the stories of real women, 'Harlots' is a powerful family drama as explored from the female perspective. To recap, the second season left off as Margaret Wells (played by Samantha Morton) gets arrested and shipped to America, while her long-time rival Lydia Quigley (played by Lesley Manville) is vanquished to a mental institution in Bedlam.
The third season picks up from where the Wells family left off and continues to follow the eldest Wells sister, Charlotte Wells, as she is left in charge of the lucrative family brothel.
"Girls come to me from the street, I offer them income and safety," the eldest of the Wells sisters Charlotte Wells (played by Jessica Brown-Findlay) is seen saying in the trailer. To this, another character responds, "You offer charity to whores."
It will also see Charlotte competing for influence and patronage in the London prostitution scene with the Pincher brothers who are driven by wealth.
Where to watch
The third season of 'Harlots' is set to premiere on July 10, 2019, on Hulu.
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