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Drama Series ‘Gentleman Jack’ debuts April 22

Drama series ‘Gentleman Jack’ will begin its eight-episode season on April 22, Monday on HBO, according to a statement issued by the channel.

Created, written and co-directed by Sally Wainwright and starring BAFTA Award winner Suranne Jones, Gentleman Jack tells the story of a woman who had a passion for life and a mind for business, and bucked society’s expectations at every turn.

 

Set in the complex, changing world of 1832 Halifax, West Yorkshire — the cradle of the evolving Industrial Revolution —Gentleman Jack focuses on landowner Anne Lister, who is determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, by reopening the coal mines and marrying well.

The charismatic, single-minded, swashbuckling Lister — who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into high society.

The story examines Lister’s relationships with her family, servants, tenants and industrial rivals.

Based in historical fact, the real-life Anne Lister’s story was recorded in the four million words of her diaries, and the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code, have been decoded and revealed for the series.

The series will be aired on HBO (10:00–11:00 p.m. ET/PT).

The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms. Gentleman Jack will air in the UK on BBC One this spring.

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