Gentleman Jack Season 2 has returned, and Anne Lister’s life is becoming increasingly difficult.
Gentleman Jack Season 2 was confirmed by the BBC in May 2019, following the first season’s debut to 5.1 million viewers in the UK, and the time has finally come when Season 2 is available on digital streaming services.
Sally Wainwright created the historical drama television series Gentleman Jack. Suranne Jones plays landowner and industrialist Anne Lister in the film, which is set in 1832 in Yorkshire. The show is based on Lister’s diaries, which include over four million words and is mostly written in secret code, recording a lifetime of lesbian encounters.
The life of LGBTQ+ trailblazer, avid learner, and cryptic diarist Anne Lister is dramatized. Gentleman Jack’s journey on BBC One and HBO is a seminal work.
Suranne Jones played real-life lesbian pioneer Anne Lister, who pushed the boundaries of acceptable behavior in Georgian Yorkshire, resisted the position given to her by societal structure, and lived her truth, as we’d say now.
If you are following the series religiously, here’s everything we know about the next episode of Gentleman Jack Season 2.
When is Episode 3 of Gentleman Jack Season 2 releasing?
Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 3 will premiere on April 24, 2022. On the other hand, the series will begin airing on HBO Max on Monday, April 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
“What’s not to like?” 🎩
The award-winning series returns.
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Gentleman Jack features a total of 8 episodes, of which 2 have already been aired, and the remaining 6 are scheduled to be released in the coming weeks. Here’s the complete guide for the schedule:
- S2E1: Faith Is All – April 10, 2022
- S2E2: Two Jacks Don’t Suit – April 17, 2022
- S2E3: Tripe All Over the Place, Presumably – April 24, 2022
- S2E4: TBA – May 1, 2022
- S2E5: TBA – May 8, 2022
- S2E6: TBA – May 15, 2022
- S2E7: TBA – May 22, 2022
- S2E8: TBA – May 29, 2022
The network has published the titles of the first three episodes, but the titles of the remaining episodes will be released when they are due to air internationally. Until then, the titles are subject to revision.
What can the fans expect from Gentlemen Jack Season 2 Episode 3?
According to HBO Max’s official site, Season 2 will again use the real-life diaries of Lister – part of which were written in code – like its source, with every aspect of Lister’s story based on historical facts and the five million words she wrote in her journals.
The fans can expect Episode 3 to delve and explore Anne Lister and Ann Walker launching a charm offensive on Ann’s relatives, determined to show them that Miss Walker is flourishing at Shibden Hall.
Anne is fascinated by the arrival of a railway in Yorkshire and quizzes Halifax’s men of industry on what this revolution could mean for the town. Though animated in public, privately, Anne is unable to tear her thoughts from Mariana Lawton, who has confided that she is in the depths of despair.
A letter from Ann’s sister in Scotland arrives at her door, ignoring her request to divide their joint estate, posing new challenges to her relationship with Anne. Mary (Lucy Black) is terrified of her own son at the Sowden’s farm.
Moreover, Sally Wainwright told Digital Spy, “They move into Shibden [Hall] together in series two, “and it’s about how they negotiate their married life, conspicuously in public, and how they deal with their detractors and the effect that has on their relationship as well… Obviously we’ve got season two, which is fantastic, and I hope it will continue on after that. There’s no end of stories.”
Are there any spoilers for Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 3?
There are currently no significant spoilers leaking on social media. Still, fans are speculating online, as they did in the past, by having debates and observing future episodes that may deal with exploratory characters and stories.
This show will be intriguing because there will be so many different types of relationships on exhibit. Some may be in jeopardy, whereas others appear to be on the verge of thriving.
On the other side, Anne Lister and Ann Walker are at the center of practically everything. They’re working together to accomplish a common goal, and the ultimate outcome might be fascinating.
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Gentleman Jack Season 2, Episode 1 and 2 Recap*Warning Spoilers Ahead*
Episode 1 – Faith Is All
Yorkshire, 1834. A month from their private marriage ceremony, Ann Walker remains in York under the care of her doctor. At the same time, Anne Lister, with fresh financial confidence and entrepreneurial vigor, renovates Shibden Hall in preparation for her wife to move in.
Learning of their plan to co-habit, Ann’s protective tribe of relations is increasingly suspicious of Anne’s motives, but they can’t find the right words to express their fears about the nature of her relationship.
Fans’ reaction to Gentleman Jack Episode 1
I watched Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 1 last night (twice)
I don't know if any who follows me watches it but it was awesome – the humour, the antics
Can't wait for the rest pic.twitter.com/FNlVXjlu1B
— Tricia – AKA Sharpe_Lance (@tripholly09) April 12, 2022
alright taking a break from my work to finally watch Gentleman Jack season 2 episode 1 cause i can't wait anymore
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Episode 2 – Two Jacks Don’t Suit
A former flame threatens to derail Anne Lister’s idyllic honeymoon by revealing details of her complicated romantic past to Ann Walker. Questioned by Ann in the foothills of Mont Blanc, Anne reveals something of her relationship with Mariana Lawton but keeps back crucial information.
Back in Halifax, the couple’s daring trip abroad has raised the alarm among Miss Walker’s family, who hatch a plot to marry her off to a man.
Fans’ reaction to Gentleman Jack Episode 2
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Gentleman Jack Season 2 Trailer
The BBC and HBO have released a trailer for Gentleman Jack Season 2.
In the trailer, it is seen that Suranne Jones’ Anne Lister and Sophie Rundle’s Ann Walker will set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife in Sally Wainwright’s period drama, Joanna Scanlan will join the cast as Isabella Tib’ Norcliffe, Anne Lister’s wild former lover.
Anne Lister’s business spirit frightens the townspeople as much as her extraordinary love life. With Halifax on the verge of upheaval, her refusal to keep a low profile becomes controversial and risky.
Gentleman Jack Season 2 Plot
Anne Lister and Ann Walker are married at the end of the first eight-part series. As a result, the new series will follow the pair as they live in Shibden Hall together.
However, because the story is set in 1830s Yorkshire, they are unlikely to be able to live a happy married life together as their relationship continues to be a source of contention.
Sally Wainwright, a writer, promised that the couple had lots of “big, bold stories” to tell. The new season is produced by Lookout Point for HBO and BBC One with executive producers Sally Wainwright, Suranne Jones, Faith Penhale, Will Johnston, and Ben Irving; producers Phil Collinson and Stella Merz; directors Edward Hall, Amanda Brotchie, and Fergus O’Brien.
The BBC tease: “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.”
Gentleman Jack Cast
The main cast of the series is as follows:
- Suranne Jones as Anne Lister
- Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker
- Joe Armstrong as Samuel Washington
- Amelia Bullmore as Eliza Priestley
- Rosie Cavaliero as Elizabeth Cordingley
- Gemma Whelan as Marian Lister
- Gemma Jones as Aunt Anne Lister
- Timothy West as Capt. Jeremy Lister
- Tom Lewis as Thomas Sowden
The recurring cast of the series is as follows:
- Stephanie Cole as Aunt Ann Walker
- George Costigan as James Holt
- Peter Davison as William Priestley
- Shaun Dooley as Jeremiah Rawson
- Vincent Franklin as Christopher Rawson
- Lydia Leonard as Marianna Lawton
- Katherine Kelly as Elizabeth Sutherland
- Amy James-Kelly as Suzannah Washington
Some of the guest stars in the series:
- Anthony Flanagan as Samuel Sowden
- Rupert Vansittart as Charles Lawton
- Sylvia Syms as Mrs. Rawson
- Brendan Patricks as Reverend Thomas Ainsworth
- Jodhi May as Vere Hobart
- Sofie Gråbøl as Queen Marie of Denmark
- Stephanie Hyam as Sophie Ferrall
- Julie Agnete Vang as Countess Blücher
Take a look at the cast talk about their experience of telling the next chapter of Anne Lister’s story
How to Watch Gentleman Jack
Gentleman Jack is currently available on HBO Max. The series is also available to rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu.
The overall reception of Gentleman Jack
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the series has a score of 95% from the critic’s reviews and a 92% average audience score.
The Guardian review said, “Suranne Jones rocks Halifax as the first modern lesbian…Anne Lister’s diary [becomes] a thrilling coal-town romp that flirts with parody, so maybe it’s Queer Brontë.”
Variety pointed up the drama’s uniqueness: “Wainwright makes an intriguing choice that sets up a decidedly adult romance about devotion, trust and partnership that is rare for TV in general, let alone for lesbian characters in a period piece.”
According to IMDb, the overall score of the series is 8.2 out of 10, with 11K votes.
You can now watch Gentleman Jack Season 1 and Season 2 available on digital streaming services.