Hulu has released a first look teaser at their new series, Harlots.
The eight-part series is set in London during the 18th century and features London’s most valuable commercial activity: sex.
“It’s a show about economics as much as it is a show about sex work,” said Lesley Manville, who plays a madam. “What the show does really well is show prostitution from every social angle.”
At the TCA press day, executive producer Alison Owen told critics the series is told from a ‘whore’s eye view’ and stated there are no ‘male gazes’ present in the show. She also promised there will be just as much male nudity as female. To ensure Harlots came from the perspective of women, only female directors were hired.
Starring Alexa Davies, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey).
Harlots premieres March 29th on Hulu.