Fans continue to call for the renewal of Sally Wainwright’s acclaimed television drama
BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE BY SAVE GENTLEMAN JACK
Last year we received the devastating news that Gentleman Jack would not be renewed for a season three. But fans have not given up hope. The Save Gentleman Jack campaign has been working tirelessly to advocate for the show’s return to our screens. Their latest mission: to fly a banner over the town of Halifax on 4 June 2023 at 12:00 PM BST.
“A year after season two was broadcast, our dedication in raising awareness about Gentleman Jack, and the desire from fans all over the world for more seasons of the show, has not wavered,” says lead strategist Kellie Griner. “The campaign is ‘coming home’ to Yorkshire, both to pay homage to Anne Lister and Ann Walker, and to serve as an extremely public reminder that there is still an extraordinary appetite to see more of this beloved show.”
Last September, fans of the show funded a seven-story tall billboard in the hopes of saving Gentleman Jack. The Save Gentleman Jack team is hoping to continue on this work, flying the banner over Anne Lister’s own home Shibden Hall.
Shows like Gentleman Jack have provided LGBTQIA communities with desperately needed positive representation. From the phenomenal acting of Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle to the heart-wrenching Regency storyline, Gentleman Jack offered viewers a place they could call their own. It showed us the stories of the people who fought for the lives we can enjoy today. So let’s just say that the fans aren’t just going to back down easily…
To learn more about Gentleman Jack, and to find out about ways to help with the campaign, visit: www.BringBackGentlemanJack.com.
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