May 23, 2019

HBO announced today that Gentleman Jack has been picked up for a second season. The good news comes a month into the period drama's run, which has so far been garnering a fair amount of critical praise.

A co-production between HBO and BBC One in the UK, the series is based on the collected diaries of Anne Lister - a charismatic and passionate woman in the 1800s who had a mind for business and a willingness to buck society’s expectations. In the complex times of 1832 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Anne is determined to reverse the fate of her faded ancestral home of Shibden Hall by reopening the coal mines and marrying well. But she does not intend to marry a man.

No time frame for a return has been set, but filming on Season 2 of Gentleman Jack is slated to begin in 2020.