Gentleman Jack Series 2 has a trailer and a launch date

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The award-winning Gentleman Jack is back on BBC One for eight more episodes. 

It’s been a long time coming, with its recommission announced in 2019 while the first series was on air, but Gentleman Jack series two is nearly here. Starring Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle and Lydia Leonard, the show returns on Sunday 10th of April at 9pm on BBC One.

Here’s the synopsis…

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.

It’s a rock n roll trailer with plenty of swagger, but there’s both business and personal challenges to face. We can expect scandal and a complicated love triangle. As before, writer Sally Wainwright has drawn the story from real-life events; everything comes from the five million words in Anne Lister’s partially-coded diaries.

Suranne Jones plays Anne Lister, with Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker and Lydia Leonard as Marianna Lawton. Also in the returning cast are Gemma Whelan (Marian Lister), Gemma Jones (Aunt Anne Lister) and Timothy West (Jeremy Lister).

Further returnees include Jodhi May (Lady Vere Cameron), Katherine Kelly (Elizabeth Sutherland), Derek Riddell (Captain George Sutherland), Stephanie Cole (Aunt Ann Walker), Peter Davison (William Priestley), Amelia Bullmore (Eliza Priestley), Vincent Franklin (Christopher Rawson), Shaun Dooley (Jeremiah Rawson), Rosie Cavaliero (Elizabeth Cordingley), Joe Armstrong (Samuel Washington), Anthony Flanagan (Ben Sowden), and George Costigan (James Holt).

A New Face

Joining the show is Joanna Scanlan (The Larkins), playing Anne Lister’s outrageous former lover Isabella ‘Tib’ Norcliffe.

Directors for the new run are Edward Hall, Amanda Brotchie and Fergus O’Brien. Lookout Point produce the show for the BBC, with HBO co-producing. Stella Merz produces, with Phil Collinson as series producer.

While we wait for the 10th of April, the whole of the first run is available on BBC iPlayer.