With Game of Thrones ending, HBO is on the hunt for its next big thing. Enter the Gentleman Jack TV show. While this new HBO TV series is a British-American period piece, which might not seem like a ratings-buster at first blush, Downton Abbey took the world by storm, and it was on public television in the US. Will the first season draw in enough viewers to earn a return? Will Gentleman Jack be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An HBO historical drama, inspired by the real Anne Lister’s life, Gentleman Jack stars Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, and Gemma Jones. Drawing upon her copious diary entries, the series centers on Lister (Jones), who sets out to shore up Shibden Hall, her West Yorkshire family estate, by reopening the local Halifax coal mine and marrying well. The twist is, Lister does not intend to marry a man.
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*5/23/19 update: HBO has renewed Gentleman Jack for a second season.