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Hulu Renews Provocative Drama Harlots

The critically acclaimed series returns in 2018

Tim Surette

Hulu is on the up and up thanks to hits like The Handmaid's Tale, but that isn't the only critically acclaimed pro-woman drama on the streaming service. And it's not the only one coming back for a second season.

Harlots, the series following prostitutes in 18th Century London, was renewed for Season 2 by Hulu on Thursday. The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Season 2 is scheduled for 2018.

Harlots is known best for its provocative tales of women using their bodies in the world's oldest profession, but beneath the titillation is a story about female empowerment and rival families trying to dominate the industry.

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"Prostitution made it easier for a girl to rise," Harlots actress Lesley Manville said earlier this year. "It's a show about economics as much as it is about sex work."

Harlots will return in 2018.