Gentleman Jack is back, baby
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
Next year is already looking that little bit brighter with season two of Gentleman Jack on the cards. The BBC has yet to announce a start date for season two, but filming is currently taking place, so it looks like the new series will start in 2021.
Just yesterday, an official Instagram account was created for the show promising to provide us with behind the scenes content and the first glimpse of series two. We don’t know about you, but our notifications are turned on. There’s no chance we’re missing these updates when we’ve been starved of Gentleman Jack content for so long!
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Thank you for joining us! With such an amazing online response to Anne Lister’s adventures, we couldn’t miss out on the party. While we get cracking on Series 2 (tick tock) we’ll be celebrating Anne Lister’s world and giving you a sneak peek of what we’re up to. Very truly and entirely yours, The #gentlemanjack team
The first series of the BBC One period drama, which was inspired by Anne’s coded diaries, explored how Anne (Suranne Jones) – dubbed Gentleman Jack – had many romances, including one with Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle).
Series one concluded with Anne Lister and Ann Walker getting married. So the new series will follow the couple as they live together in Shibden Hall. But, with the story set in 1830s Yorkshire, they’re unlikely to be able to live a peaceful married life together as their relationship continues to cause controversy.
Writer Sally Wainwright has teased that there’s plenty of “big, bold stories” to tell about the pair in series two.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Sally said: “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.”
Fingers crossed for more updates soon!