No Season 3 for the historical drama.
July 7, 2022
It is being reported that HBO has cancelled Gentleman Jack after two seasons. The news comes less than a month after the period drama wrapped its sophomore run on the cable network. While the series did garner high praise from critics, it ranked as one of HBO's lower-rated originals.
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.
07/16/22 at 05:36pm
No harm in identifying as an angry lesbian.
07/15/22 at 04:38pm
What the hell is wrong with people. Who cares about who or what or where? Bottom line this was quite an entertaining drama. Stop trying to mold it into something most people really don't give a damn about and just sit back and enjoy good TV.
07/11/22 at 11:38am
Make that 180 years, not 80.
Perhaps most diary writing is an outlet for venting feelings. Normally, nobody cares after you're dead. Your children might possibly only if you wrote it for them, so I don't think that's it. Who did Lister write her diary for? Men? Lesbians?
07/11/22 at 00:13am
You can buy and read Lister's diaries on Amazon and judge for yourself how faithful was the tv series. It's two-part because it's huge and detailed and I read somewhere (that even after 80 years), it hasn't yet been fully decoded. Why the heck did she write it?
Jack meant the same as dyke.
My curiosity is completed and I would watch Downtown Abbey before this and I'll never watch that. I prefer to read just a little than watch a lot.
07/10/22 at 06:35pm
This was a good show. It was not a offensive wokist thing preaching how bad it is today caca. I wish they would end it with a film.
07/10/22 at 10:15am
Nobody even implied it isn't based on real people, or a diary. Unless you read the deciphered diary, which might not be truthful anyway, you probably have no idea what in the tv series was in the diary and what wasn't. The tv series could be 95% fiction for all you know.
07/09/22 at 09:22pm
This show was absolutely based on real people. Hey Cal, just because you did not like it, it does not mean it is not real. Just for laughs, try googling Anne Lister. Peace.
07/09/22 at 06:06pm
From BBC.com -
"Gentleman Jack" was the far from flattering nickname Lister acquired on account of her unconventional lifestyle and mannish attire.
A dedicated and prolific diarist, she detailed her liaisons in intricately coded entries that were only deciphered after her death in 1840.
Lister faced harassment and abuse during her lifetime, which the lyrics of O'Hooley & Tidow's song reflect.
"No one likes a Jack-the-lass," they sing of a woman who was "proud and stout and full of clout" and "played the fellas at their game".
07/09/22 at 08:57am
@GTkane It was not based on actual events. It was fiction, based on the imaginative diary entries of the author. Maybe you should LeArN sOmE hIsToRy!
07/09/22 at 00:25am
Anybody know how the title Gentleman Jack originally came about, it's meaning, or who's Jack? Despite the accusations, Sally Wainwright says she doesn't consciously write men as twats. Is her writing here realistic or not?
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