BBC Could Be “Up For” Renewing Gentleman Jack Says The Show’s Creator

BBC Could Be “Up For” Renewing Gentleman Jack Says The Show’s Creator

Gentleman Jack’s future may not quite be over it seems the show’s creator revealed that the BBC is “up for” continuing the show after HBO who co-produces the show revealed they would not renew the series.

Sally Wainwright revealed in a conversation with fans that the series is “unlikely” to continue, but speaking exclusively with, the writer said: “Well, I think we all are [gutted]. It’s been a bit of a surprise really because it’s been doing really well, certainly in this country. We were ready to go again, the BBC certainly [is] up for going again.”

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HBO released a statement last week which said: ““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.”

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Wainright has said: “I think if HBO had been up for it, there’d have been no question. It’s been a very successful show in all areas for them – it’s had fantastic reviews, it’s had a very respectable audience and on top of that it’s had an impact on the community of gay women. We have the most extraordinary fanbase, they organise all sorts of events.”

Asked if the BBC would produce it singularly Wainright said:  “I think [it] wouldn’t want to continue with it without it having the same production values.

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“So we would need to find another partner who would stream it globally. You know, I think all those other options are being explored at the minute given that there is a desire to go on with it amongst quite a lot of people – the BBC, Lookout Point, myself, you know.”

It has a huge fanbase with Facebook Groups and other social media fan spaces in the thousands. There has been an online petition asking the BBC to “Save Gentleman Jack, which has received almost 5,000 signatures but it isn’t looking great for the much-loved BBC drama.

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