GENTLEMAN JACK: BBC IN DISCUSSIONS FOR SERIES 3 AS HBO CONFIRMS AXE

The BBC-HBO co-produced period drama starring Suranne Jones is facing an uncertain future.



HBO, the US streaming platform and the show's co-producer, has said it will not commission or support a third series, however the BBC strikes a most positive tone.



HBO said (via Deadline) in a statement: "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 the thank our partners at BBC and Lookout Point for their collaboration on two remarkable seasons."


However, hope is not lost for Gentleman Jack fans as the BBC has said they are in discussions for a potential third series.



In a statement to Metro, the BBC said: "We are tremendously proud of Gentleman Jack, a show which has made a huge cultural impact, and we are in discussions with Sally about that's next."


Previous episodes of Gentleman Jack are available on BBC iPlayer.