Gentleman Jack season 2

Gentleman Jack season 2: Start date confirmed as BBC One releases new images and trailer!

Suranne Jones is back in fighting form!

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Gentleman Jack season 2 is coming soon, and BBC One has just released the start date, a new full-length trailer and new images – eek! – so when can you watch it?

Fans of the show have had to wait nearly three years for a second slice of Gentleman Jack pie – thanks largely to the pandemic.

The first series aired in 2019 and TV viewers LOVED it.

Here’s everything you need to know about the return of Suranne Jones drama Gentleman Jack…

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Gentleman Jack season 2 start date: The series is finally back in April! (Credit: BBC One)

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Gentleman Jack season 2 start date

Sally Wainwright’s award-winning hit Gentleman Jack is returning for its second season next month.

The BBC has announced that the series will make its long-awaited comeback on Sunday April 10 at 9pm on BBC One and iPlayer.

We last saw Gentleman Jack on our screens at the end of season 1 in July 2019.

In that episode, Anne Lister made the difficult decision to leave behind her new lifestyle in Denmark following difficult news from Shibden.

To mark the exciting news about Gentleman Jack season 2, the BBC has released two new images.

They show Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle and Lydia Leonard in character as Anne Lister, Ann Walker and Mariana Lawton.

What is Gentleman Jack season 2 about?

Gentleman Jack season 2 is set in Yorkshire in 1834.

All eyes are on Anne Lister and Ann Walker as they set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife.

The pair are 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.

Series 2 will again use the real life diaries of real life “first modern lesbian” Anne Lister – part of which were written in code – as its source.

Every part of Lister’s story based in historical fact and the five million words she wrote in her journals.

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Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle and Lydia Leonard in character as Anne Lister, Ann Walker and Mariana Lawton in Gentleman Jack (Credit: BBC One)

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Gentleman Jack season 2 start date: Who is back in the cast?

Gentleman Jack fans will be thrilled to learn that Suranne Jones is returning as Anne Lister.

Sophie Rundle and Lydia Leonard will also be back as Ann Walker and Mariana Lawton.

Also returning to Shibden Hall for Gentleman Jack season 2 is the brilliant Gemma Whelan as Marian Lister.

Gemma Jones returns as Aunt Anne Lister, and Timothy West makes a comeback as Jeremy Lister.

They are joined by many returning cast including Katherine Kelly as Elizabeth Sutherland, Jodhi May as Lady Vere Cameron, and Derek Riddell as Captain George Sutherland.

ED! fave Stephanie Cole also returns as Aunt Ann Walker, alongside Peter Davison as William Priestley, Amelia Bullmore as Eliza Priestley, and Vincent Franklin as Christopher Rawson.

Shaun Dooley stars as Jeremiah Rawson, Rosie Cavaliero portrays Elizabeth Cordingley, Joe Armstrong stars as Samuel Washington, Anthony Flanagan plays Ben Sowden, and George Costigan reprises his role as James Holt.

The Larkins star Joanna Scanlan joins Gentleman Jack as guest cast for series two.

She plays Anne Lister’s outrageous former lover Isabella ‘Tib’ Norcliffe.

It is the cast of DREAMS!!!!

How many episodes is it?

Gentleman Jack season 2 is eight episodes long.

Season 1 was also eight episodes long.

Each episode is one hour long, and will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer immediately after airing.

New episodes will premiere weekly.

The BBC has released first-look images from season 2 of Gentleman Jack
Joanna Scanlan makes her debut in Gentleman Jack season 2 (Credit: BBC)

How can I watch Gentleman Jack season 1?

Gentleman Jack series one is available to stream in full on BBC iPlayer.

Season 2 will join it shortly after it’s aired.

Where can I see the trailer for Gentleman Jack season 2?

BBC One has released the first full-length trailer for season 2.

The trailer sees plenty of girl-on-girl action, shocked reactions from the uptight society of the day, and a glimpse at Joanna Scanlan’s new character…

As “debauched” Anne Lister says herself: “What’s not to love?”

Gentleman Jack season 2 will start on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Sunday April 10 at 9pm.

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