Fans of Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack will be glad to know that the show will be returning for a second season in the near future, and a new trailer has been published to promote the return.
The drama, which stars Suranne Jones as the amazing Anne Lister, had a spectacular premiere on the BBC in 2019, garnering 5.1 million viewers for the first episode, so it’s no surprise that it’s returning for another season.
Before the video was released, we were given to a selection of first-look photographs from the BBC, which included some of our favourite leading women and cast members dressed in their best.
Filming took place in Yorkshire, and the BBC earlier posted this photograph of Suranne Jones in costume, complete with a face mask, to commemorate the restart of production.
It was said by BBC, “Together with independent health and safety consultants, in full consultation with industry partners and the local authorities, and in accordance with all current government guidelines on Covid-19, Gentleman Jack’s production team will adhere to comprehensive protocols to ensure that the new series is produced in a safe and responsible manner during this time of global pandemic,”.
Also on Instagram, Suranne has revealed behind-the-scenes images from filming, as well as shots of her in character, getting ready, and calming down.
Gentleman Jack Season 2: About
Written by Happy Valley’s Sally Wainwright (The Last Tango in Halifax, To Walk Invisible) and based on Halifax landowner Anne Lister’s real-life diaries – some of which were written in code – the second series will once again employ the five million words she wrote in her journals as its basis.
Season two will focus on Anne and Ann’s relationship as a pair after a rocky start in the first series, which finished with them agreeing to make a go of things.
“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,”
“They move into Shibden together in series two and it’s about how they negotiate their married life, conspicuously in public, and how they deal with their detractors and the effect that has on their relationship as well,” it was explained to digital spy by Wainwright.
It was said by Sally, “I’m more thrilled than I’ve ever been about anything that we’re returning with a new series of Gentleman Jack. We’ve had such an extraordinary response from so many viewers all over the world about the first series, and I can’t wait to show them what we’ve come up with this time.
“Their excitement for the show has been a joy, and an inspiration. I’ve been in a little bit of heaven once again spending so much time deep in Anne’s diaries as I’ve written the scripts, and can’t wait to see the fabulous, joyous magic and detail that Suranne and Sophie will bring to it all. As ever it’s been a real pleasure working with Faith and the super cool team at Lookout Point, and our wonderful supportive teams at the BBC and HBO. I’m so excited and happy for this series, I hope people love it as much as they did the first.”
Then Jones added, “I’m so happy to be back in beautiful Yorkshire, back with my favourite team, back with Sophie and this amazing cast and of course I’m so honoured to be returning as Anne Lister. Sally’s scripts are detailed and wonderfully human as ever.”
Gentleman Jack Season 2: Cast
Gentleman Additionally, Timothy West plays Jeremy Lister’s brother Jeremy, while Sophie Rundle plays Ann Walker. Gemma Whelan plays Marian Lister, while Gemma Jones plays Aunt Anne Lister.
It features a large cast of returning actors, including Lydia Leonard (Mariana Lawton), Jodhi May (Lady Vere Cameron), Katherine Kelly (Elizabeth Sutherland), Derek Riddell (Captain George Sutherland), Stephanie Cole (Aunt Ann Walker) and Peter Davison (William Priestley). Vincent Franklin (Christopher Rawson) and Shaun Dooley (Jeremiah Rawson) round out the cast (James Holt).
The flamboyant former lover of Anne Lister, Isabella ‘Tib’ Norcliffe, will be played by Joanna Scanlan in season two as a guest star.
Gentleman Jack Season 2: Release Date
The eight-part series hasn’t yet been announced, but the first look photographs and a video have already been released, so we shouldn’t have to wait too long.
BBC One’s Gentleman Jack will be making a comeback.
Gentleman Jack Season 2 Trailer
Official trailer is not released yet so watch its first season trailer which is given below-