So far 12,500 people have signed an online petition to get the BBC to make a third series of Gentleman Jack
If they did it would be good for York as it was filmed here.
American company HBO have announced that they will not continue their part in a co-production with the BBC on period drama Gentleman Jack.
The series, written by Sally Wainwright, tells the real life story of lesbian diarist Anne Lister and stars the phenomenal Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle.
Critic and fan reviews have been consistently positive across both seasons but more importantly the show has had a massive cultural impact around the globe.
It has inspired festivals, tourism, artworks and more. A college has been named after Anne Lister, historical LGBTQ+ sites have been identified and recognised, historical documents such as Ann Walker’s journal have been uncovered, all because of the show!
Gentleman Jack has actually changed lives; the BBC even commissioned and aired a documentary to this effect. It is a part of lesbian history, LGBTQ history, pride history.
This petition is to show how much the fans of Gentleman Jack love the show. We are asking the BBC to find a way to continue Anne Lister’s story with Sally Wainwright and let this creator finish the series on her own terms.
Sign here if you want to save Gentleman Jack!