Airdate: Hard


If you’re waiting for Masters of Sex, next week SBS premieres a new French drama series, Hard, that centres around the porn industry.

There have been three seasons that aired over a number of years. The first season aired in France in 2008, the second in 2011 and the third in 2015. SBS screens S3 next week.

There are 12 half hour episodes, and it begins with a triple episode.

After the brutal death of her husband, 40-year-old Sophie discovers his high-tech firm is actually a porn film production company called Soph’x. Sophie is repulsed and fascinated. Facing a mortgage and alone with two kids, while having feelings for Roy Hardwood, the company’s biggest star, Sophie takes over the company and dives headlong into the porn business. Life is hard-core for Sophie now – in more ways than one.

Now Sophie and Roy are proud parents of a baby boy, trying to find a sense of normalcy to raise their first child together while managing their own restaurant. But normal life might not be an option when there’s a huge underground cellar perfect for orgies.

Season Three, Episode One:
Soph’x has been shut and Sophie’s house seized. While Sophie is serving little prison time before giving birth, Roy has found a new normal environment for his family and friends: a run-down restaurant with a two-bedroom upstairs. Sophie’s water breaks while the First Female President is visiting her jail.

Tuesday, 26 April at 10.30pm on SBS.


  1. Saw both seasons on Foxtel must be 3 or 4 years back. It was actually a very funny, sad and quite exhilarating bit of TV. Watch it if it takes your fancy..!

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