The BBC and HBO have released a trailer for the second season of Gentleman Jack, which premieres on BBC One on Sunday, April 10th.
Suranne Jones’ Anne Lister and Sophie Rundle’s Ann Walker will set up home together at Shibden Hall as husband and wife in Sally Wainwright’s period drama, while BAFTA-winning After Love actor Joanna Scanlan will join the cast as Isabella ‘Tib’ Norcliffe, Anne Lister’s wild former lover.
Anne Lister’s business energy frightens the townspeople as much as her unusual love life, and with Halifax on the verge of upheaval, her reluctance to keep a low profile becomes provocative and dangerous.
The second season of Lookout Point will be based on Anne Lister’s real-life diaries, some of which were written in code, with every element of Lister’s story based on historical reality and the five million words she recorded in her journals.
The eight episodes of the show will air weekly on BBC One before being released on HBO at a later date.
Sally Wainwright and Suranne Jones serve as executive producers, as do Faith Penhale and Will Johnston for Lookout Point and Ben Irving for the BBC. Edward Hall, Amanda Brotchie, and Fergus O’Brien will helm the new series, which will be produced by Lookout Point for the BBC and co-produced with HBO. Phil Collinson is the series’ producer, while Stella Merz is the executive producer. Lookout Point is a subsidiary of BBC Studios. Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer, and Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, commissioned the series.