Harlot (Hulu Series) Official Trailer

Harlots: Margaret Wells struggles to reconcile her roles as brothel owner and mother to daughters Charlotte and Lucy. When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley, a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret must fight back even if it means losing her family and possibly her life.

Time Period & Location: 1763 London

Whenever I see a period series or film I wonder how Black people (even if they aren't shown) will factor into the story, politics, and characters of the series or film. It was no different when I heard about this series. To my surprise there are more than one Black characters in the series. Big thank you to twitter user justonesock for the heads up!

Now of course I can't speak for how their representation will play out. But I can give kudos for their presence in the series. Although, many believe Black/African people have no place in these stories because "They weren't there." that just isn't true. People of African descent have been in England since before the 16th century. Which is why I'm glad this series choose to include these characters.

Danny Sapani – William North (Margaret's lover and partner)
Pippa Bennett-Warner as Harriet Lennox
Jordan A. Nash as Jacob Wells North (William and Margaret's son)
Rosalind Eleazar as Violet Cross

Harlots will be available via American video on demand service Hulu from 29th March.


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