Filming us now underway on the second series of the RTS-Award winning series Gentleman Jack.
Suranne Jones will be reprising her role of Anne Lister, with Sophie Rundle returning as Ann Walker.
The series will pick up in Yorkshire, 1834, where Anne Lister and Ann Walker are enjoying married life together at Shibden Hall. Determined to combine their estates, Anne Lister’s entrepreneurial zeal when paired with her unconventional love life begins to stoke fear and fury in the locals.
With Halifax on the brink of revolution, Lister’s refusal to fade into the background becomes dangerous and provocative.
Written by Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley), series two of Gentleman Jack will once again adapt the real-life diaries of Anne Lister.
Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It) will guest star in series two as Isabella ‘Tib’ Norcliffe, Anne Lister’s outrageous former lover.
Sally Wainwright commented: “I'm more thrilled than I've ever been about anything that we're returning with a new series of Gentleman Jack. We've had such an extraordinary response from so many viewers all over the world about the first series, and I can't wait to show them what we've come up with this time.
“Their excitement for the show has been a joy, and an inspiration. I've been in a little bit of heaven once again spending so much time deep in Anne's diaries as I've written the scripts, and can't wait to see the fabulous, joyous magic and detail that Suranne and Sophie will bring to it all.”
Suranne Jones added: “I’m so happy to be back in beautiful Yorkshire, back with my favourite team, back with Sophie and this amazing cast and of course I’m so honoured to be returning as Anne Lister. Sally’s scripts are detailed and wonderfully human as ever.”