‘Gentleman Jack’ writer promises ‘more big, bold stories’ in Season 2

Suranne Jones is already excited about making the next season of Gentleman Jack.

The BBC confirmed last month that the show had already been renewed for a second season, after the first episode became the most successful launch for a new BBC drama this year.

Based on the diaries of remarkable Regency landowner Anne Lister, the series is set in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832.

Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones, who plays Anne, commented: “I’m so thrilled that I will be joining Sally Wainwright on the second part of Anne’s journey. We always dreamed there would be more and now we get to play it all out.

“A huge thank you to the BBC, HBO and Lookout Point for giving us our second series. It’s such amazing and positive news. I love working with the brilliant and talented Sophie Rundle and can’t wait to create some more Lister and Walker moments with her too.”

Gentleman Jack will return with another eight episodes in 2020 on BBC One in the UK and HBO in the USA.

Writer Sally Wainwright (Last Tango in Halifax) added: “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 beautiful performance as her courageous partner, Ann Walker.

“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.”

Season 1 continues in the UK on Sunday nights on BBC One.

The book The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister is available to buy on Amazon.