HBO has opted against a third season of historical period drama “Gentleman Jack.” Debuting on April 22, 2019 and set in the 1830s, “Gentleman Jack” starred Suranne Jones as landowner and industrialist Anne Lister and was based on the collected diaries of Lister, which are written largely in secret code and document a lifetime of lesbian relationships.
“HBO will not be moving forward with a third season of ‘Gentleman Jack,’” HBO said in a statement. “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.”
The cancellation of “Gentleman Jack” comes less than one week after it also axed the fantastical “Time Traveler’s Wife” starring Theo James and Rose Leslie. Based on the book of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger, “Time Traveler’s Wife” premiered in May, with a finale to the six-part season airing June 19.
A total of 16 episodes of “Gentleman Jack” were produced.