Gemma Whelan teases Gentleman Jack season 2, and other news

Suranne Jones, Gemma Whelan. Photo: Matt Squire/HBO
Suranne Jones, Gemma Whelan. Photo: Matt Squire/HBO /

HBO’s terrific historical drama Gentleman Jack has suffered some setbacks. Game of Thrones vet Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy) gives us a tiny bit of good news:

Game of Thrones feels like a distant memory, doesn’t it? It’s been over a year since the series finale aired, but it feels as if it’s been much, much longer. Perhaps that’s a result of the crazy year we’ve had, or that so many Game of Thrones stars have moved on to other projects.

What other projects, exactly? Let’s find out

If you’re lucky enough to have seen HBO’s Gentleman Jack, you know it stars Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy) as the very dry, very proper Marian, a proper 19th century Englishwoman and sister to lead character Anne Lister, who’s definitely the wild child of the family.

As Marian, Whelan gives a completely different kind of performance than she gave on Game of Thrones, but the period dramedy is every bit as entertaining, and fans have been patiently waiting for a second season.

Unfortunately, Gentleman Jack is one of many shows that have been put on hold thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. In an Instagram post, Whelan just barely teased that there’s more coming:

Gentleman Jack is hopefully going to start soon ish ish ish …!!” I guess we’ll have to take it.

Meanwhile, Game of Thrones veteran Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) is keeping busy filming his upcoming film Fearless. It’s about Norwegian sailor Ole Brude, who in 1904 crossed the Atlantic ocean in a homemade lifeboat with a small crew. And it’s directed by none other than Missus Tormund herself, Gry Molvær Hivju!

Hivju recently dropped that nugget, as well as toasted their five-year anniversary:

Finally, if you’re interested in learning the secret to success from Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten (Melisandre), you’re in luck! The Red Woman is partnering up with Dutch bank Rabobank and record label Top Notch to participate in something called “Passi Afterclass”. Basically, it’s a three-part online video series that explores the paths that van Houten and two others took to get where they are. Take a look:

These videos are geared towards younger people aged 13-17, and are aimed at pushing them to explore their talents.

Sounds commendable! But you might wanna brush up on your Dutch before checking it out.

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