The “Gentleman Jack” Season 2 Trailer Is Lesbian Fire

About six minutes ago, did you hear a piercing scream from New York City? That was me! That’s just the noise I make when the trailer for Gentleman Jack season two arrives! Which it has done, and it is absolute fire! You will remember, of course, that when we last left Anne Lister and Ann Walker, they’d had themselves a little private gay marriage, after a Pride and Prejudice-worthy reunion atop a cliff in Halifax, after a full season of dancing around their feelings for each other. Mostly Ann was doing the dancing, while Anne was marching around the world in her top hat making deals and seducing ladies and polishing her thermometer. (IT’S NOT ILLEGAL!)

And now here we are:

And not a pig eating a man or a straight murder-mystery in sight!

Here’s the official synopsis:

In the newest season, it’s Yorkshire, 1834. All eyes are on Anne Lister and Ann Walker as they set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, determined to combine their estates and become a power couple. Anne Lister’s entrepreneurial spirit frightens the locals as much as her unconventional love life and, with Halifax on the brink of revolution, her refusal to keep a low profile becomes provocative and dangerous.

Also please enjoy this photo of suited Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle from this week’s premiere. SUIT BABES!

Suranne Jones in a black suit and Sophie Rundle in a tan suit on the red carpet at the Gentleman Jack season 2 premiere

Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to take the dyke-iest walk around the block that my neighborhood has ever seen to honor Mrs. Lister.

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. I feel like if I had had suranne Jones as Anne Lister on TV as a teen I would have
    1. Come out way sooner
    2. Seduced way more ladies
    3. Worn killer suits
    4. Have been an infinitely more interesting person with pride

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