HBO cancels third season of Sally Wainwright's 'Gentleman Jack'

HBO cancels third season of Sally Wainwright's 'Gentleman Jack'
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Washington, US: Writer-producer Sally Wainwright's period drama 'Gentleman Jack' season 3 has been cancelled by HBO.

According to Deadline, HBO will not be proceeding with a third season of 'Gentleman Jack'. The news comes a little over a month after the series, a co-production with the BBC, wrapped its Season 2 run on HBO. 'Gentleman Jack' aired on the lower-trafficked Monday night, with its second season, which got delayed by the pandemic, among HBO's lower-rated original series.

The historical drama 'Gentleman Jack' set in 19th century Yorkshire is based on the life of famous diarist Anne Lister, who was also a landowner and industrialist. She was often referred to as the "first modern lesbian" due to her diaries that documented her relationships with women.

Using the real-life diaries of Anne Lister as source, Gentleman Jack stars Suranne Jones as Anne Lister and Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker. In Season 2 of the series, from Lookout Point, Anne and Ann set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, determined to combine their estates and become a power couple.

"HBO will not be moving forward with a third season of Gentleman Jack." "When we began this journey more than five years ago, we knew the series' creator Sally Wainwright had a uniquely compelling vision, and it's been tremendously gratifying to see how Anne Lister's journey has resonated with viewers. We are incredibly grateful to Sally, to the impeccable Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle, and to the entire cast and crew for bringing Anne and Ann's story to life. We'd also like to thank our partners at BBC and Lookout Point for their collaboration on two remarkable seasons," as per Deadline.

'Gentleman Jack' season 2, which premiered on HBO three years after the Season 1 debut, was executive produced by Sally Wainwright, Suranne Jones, Faith Penhale, Will Johnston and Ben Irving. Phil Collinson and Stella Merz as producers. The series helmed by Edward Hall, Amanda Brotchie and Fergus O'Brien. It was produced by Lookout Point for HBO and BBC One.