June 10, 2020

It is being reported that Hulu has cancelled Harlots after three seasons. The move does not come as a complete surprise, as the streamer has been quiet on the show's future since its last renewal in 2018. The summer series would typically be gearing up for the premiere of Season 4 in a month's time, but all was silent until today.

Set in the 1760's, the period drama follows brothel owner Margaret Wells, who is struggling to run her business and be a mother to her two daughters. When her brothel comes under attack from a ruthless rival madam, she must do whatever it takes to protect it, even if it means putting her family and her own life in jeopardy.

Though viewership data for Harlots is not known, the series was a quality entry in Hulu's lineup of originals. Since its 2017 premiere, the show has earned critical praise for its ambitious and powerful storytelling that is based on real-life accounts.