The BBC has given its first look at the second season of hit drama Gentleman Jack starring Vigil’s Suranne Jones as real-life lesbian landowner and caterer Anne Lister.
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The BBC has released the first trailer for the second season of Gentleman Jack, starring Suranne Jones.
Based on a true story, Vigil’s star plays Anne Lister, a landowner in 1800s Yorkshire who is engaged in a dangerous affair with another woman.
Suranne is currently gearing up to return to screens in a top hat and tailcoat in a hotly-anticipated second season, which premieres on the BBC on April 10.
The 19th century period drama will return to the real-life lesbian diner owner and the BBC has given fans a glimpse of what they can expect.
The trailer shows Anne and her lover Ann Walker, played by Peaky Blinders star Sophie Rundle, after they exchanged vows in a private ceremony at the end of the first season.
In the new clip, Anne looks stylish in rebellious 19th-century fashion, set against a backdrop of stunning Yorkshire countryside.
The trailer shows the married couple getting ready to settle down at Anne’s ancestral home in Shibden Hall, as she refuses to keep a low profile when Halifax is on the brink of a revolution.
The newlyweds also manage to go on a tour of Europe together, despite Ann’s very poor health.
According to the official synopsis: “All eyes were on Anne Lister and Ann Walker as they headed home together to Shibden Hall as husband and wife, determined to combine their possessions and become one. power couple.
“Anne Lister’s entrepreneurial spirit terrifies the locals as well as her unusual love life, and with Halifax on the brink of revolution, her refusal to keep a low profile becomes provocative. exciting and dangerous”.
It continued: “Section two will once again use Anne Lister’s real-life diary – partly written in code – as its source, with every piece of Lister’s story based on historical fact and five million words she wrote in her diary. ”
The trailer also reveals a potential love triangle between the married couple and Mariana Lawton, Anne Lister’s ex, played by Lydia Leonard.
Gentleman Jack creator Sally Wainwright has said that the new season will put Anne and Ann’s romance to the test, saying: “It’s about how they negotiate about their married life, which is conspicuous in the place. public and how they deal with detractors and its effect on their relationships. ”
Also returning for a second season are Gemma Whelan as Marian Lister, Gemma Jones as Aunt Anne Lister, and Timothy West as Jeremy Lister.
Gentleman Jack’s second season will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 9pm on Sunday 10 April, with new episodes airing weekly.
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