Straight from an official press release comes word that GENTLEMAN JACK is on the schedule beginning in April. We almost didn’t post this as we were going to wait for an actual premiere date, either on a Sunday or Monday, but it came with the nice little Teaser so here we are.
The HBO/BBC production will have an eight-episode run. Remember, it is Yorkshire, 1834. All eyes are on Anne Lister and Ann Walker as they set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, determined to combine their estates and become a power couple. Anne Lister’s entrepreneurial spirit frightens the locals as much as her unconventional love life and, with Halifax on the brink of revolution, her refusal to keep a low profile becomes provocative and dangerous. Season Two will again use the real-life diaries of Anne Lister – part of which were written in code – as its source, with every part of Lister’s story based in historical fact and the five million words she wrote in her journals.
Season 2 cast: Gemma Jones as Aunt Anne Lister, Timothy West as Jeremy Lister, Jodhi May (Lady Vere Cameron), Katherine Kelly (Elizabeth Sutherland), Derek Riddell (Captain George Sutherland), Stephanie Cole (Aunt Ann Walker), Peter Davison (William Priestley), Amelia Bullmore (Eliza Priestley), Vincent Franklin (Christopher Rawson), Shaun Dooley (Jeremiah Rawson), Rosie Cavaliero (Elizabeth Cordingley), Joe Armstrong (Samuel Washington), Anthony Flanagan (Ben Sowden) and George Costigan (James Holt). Season 2 credits: Executive producers, Sally Wainwright, Suranne Jones, Faith Penhale, Will Johnston and Ben Irving; producers, Phil Collinson and Stella Merz; directors, Edward Hall, Amanda Brotchie and Fergus O’Brien. The new season will be produced by Lookout Point for HBO and BBC One.
Need to catch up or rewatch Season One? HBO Max has all eight episodes of the premiere season curated for you to watch at your speed. Plus, you can stay right here and read our summation of the series as well. GENTLEMAN JACK is a rich, and well-done work about the unique and bold Anne Lister. Her story returns to HBO soon.