Thursday, May 23, 2019

HBO and the BBC Renew 'Gentleman Jack' for Season 2

HBO and the BBC have jointed announced today the second season renewal of the original drama series Gentleman Jack. The drama is expected to return in 2020.

The drama stars Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Gemma Jones and Timothy West.

Sally Wainwright created the drama. She directs the first season with Sarah Harding and Jennifer Perrott. Wainwright also executive produces with Faith Penhale, Laura Lankester and Ben Irving. Lookout Point produces in association with HBO and BBC One.

"We're thrilled that Anne Lister's story has resonated so powerfully with audiences in the U.S. and abroad, and we're grateful to Sally Wainwright and the entire Gentleman Jack family for bringing her story to life," said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of Drama Programming, HBO. "Anne's journey is an important and courageous one and we can't wait to share this next season with the world."

"It's so exciting that so many people have had such a positive response to Suranne's exuberant performance as the brilliant, life-affirming Anne Lister and to Sophie's Rundle's beautiful performance as her courageous partner, Ann Walker," added Wainwright. "I'm utterly delighted that we've been recommissioned, because there are so many more big, bold stories to tell about Anne Lister and Ann Walker. A massive thank you to the BBC and HBO and to everyone at Lookout Point."