The trailer for the new series of Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack has been released, ahead of the hit drama returning to BBC One on Sunday 10th April.
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.
Suranne Jones returns as the remarkable Anne Lister alongside Sophie Rundle as Anne Lister’s now wife, Ann Walker, Gemma Whelan as Marian Lister, Lydia Leonard as Mariana Lawton and joining the series as Anne Lister’s outrageous former lover Isabella ‘Tib’ Norcliffe is Joanna Scanlan.
Also returning to Shibden Hall are Gemma Jones and Timothy West as Aunt Anne Lister and Jeremy Lister.
They are joined by many returning cast including Jodhi May as Lady Vere Cameron, Katherine Kelly as Elizabeth Sutherland, Derek Riddell as Captain George Sutherland, Stephanie Cole as Aunt Ann Walker, Peter Davison as William Priestley, Amelia Bullmore as Eliza Priestley, Vincent Franklin as Christopher Rawson, Shaun Dooley as Jeremiah Rawson, Rosie Cavaliero as Elizabeth Cordingley, Joe Armstrong as Samuel Washington, Anthony Flanagan as Ben Sowden and George Costigan as James Holt.
The new 8-part series was written by Sally Wainwright with Sally Wainwright and Suranne Jones as Executive Producers alongside Faith Penhale and Will Johnston for Lookout Point, and Ben Irving for BBC One.
Once again, the second series of Gentleman Jack will use the real-life diaries of Anne Lister - part of which were written in code - as its source, with every part of Lister’s story based on historical fact and the five million words she wrote in her journals.
Series two, produced by Lookout Point for BBC One, and co-produced with HBO, will be directed by Edward Hall, Amanda Brotchie and Fergus O’Brien with Phil Collinson as Series Producer and Stella Merz as Producer.
Gentleman Jack returns Sunday 10th April at 9pm on BBC One