Will There Be a ‘Harlots’ Season 4? Fans React After Hulu Officially Cancels the Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
Harlots producers at TCA

The girls of Harlots have shut their doorways. Hulu’s acclaimed interval drama about brothel house owners and prostitutes in 18th century London has formally been canceled after three seasons. The information comes practically a 12 months after the present’s final episodes arrived on the streaming service. 

Harlots starred Samantha Morton as formidable madam Margaret Wells and Lesley Manville as her highly effective rival Lydia Quigley. The solid additionally included Jessica Brown-Findlay, Liv Tyler, and Eloise Smyth. 

Fans have been hoping for ‘Harlots’ Season 4

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The Harlots Season Three finale premiered on August 28, 2019. Since then, the present’s followers have been ready for information a couple of potential fourth season. While the season Three finale wrapped up key storylines, viewers have been nonetheless hoping that there have been extra episodes to come back. 

“Absolutely the best ending to the season,” one tweeted. “BRAVO! Over the moon with the ending. Looking forward to another season.”

“I see what you did there,” one other wrote. “Wrapped everything in a nice bow. I’m still gonna need a season 4.” 

Viewers are upset that ‘Harlots’ gained’t be coming again 

RELATED: Harlots: Why Fans Need a Fourth Season

Given the best way Harlots wrapped up varied unfastened ends on the finish of season 3, it’s not an enormous shock that the present has been canceled. Previously, new seasons had been introduced a number of months after the earlier season ended. As extra time handed after the top of season 3, it appeared much less and fewer seemingly that Harlots Season Four can be occurring.

Still, followers are upset to be taught that the present has formally been canceled. 

“#Harlots is exactly the kind of period drama we need to see more of on our televisions and the fact that it’s been cancelled is a tragedy,” one tweeted

“Bummer! #harlots was sly, smart, funny and feminist…it’s take on sexism, race & class shrewdly package in a show supposedly about sex,” another wrote. “Why is it always the best writing on TV that gets killed?”

‘Harlots’ championed feminine creators 

Harlots producers at TCA
Harlots govt producers Debra Hayward, Alison Owen, actress Lesley Manville, and govt producer Moira Buffini |Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Not solely did Harlots have female-focused storylines, but it surely additionally championed feminine creators behind the scenes. All the administrators and writers on the present — which premiered in 2017 — have been girls. 

“The world of prostitutes and brothels is a very familiar trope for fiction and film, but what [writer Moira Buffini] wanted to do was to do it exclusively from the female point of view,” producer Alison Owen advised The Hollywood Reporter.  

“We obviously wanted to get the best people for the job. What we found were the best people for the job tended to be the female voices, because they connect with these women in a very visceral way,” Owen added. “That’s not to say that we wouldn’t have hired a guy if he interviewed well for that job, but as it happened, we just found a great group of women and it worked out incredibly well.”

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