BBC AMERICA announces new Dramaville series Ripper Street
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BBC AMERICA is co-producing an extraordinary new crime series, Ripper Street, to premiere as part of BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville this fall. The eight part series, created by Richard Warlow, is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the Jack The Ripper murders.
Ripper Street will star Matthew Macfadyen (MI-5, Pride and Prejudice), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Adam Rothenberg (Alcatraz), Myanna Buring (The Twilight Saga, White Heat) and David Dawson (Luther, Secret Diary of a Call Girl). The action centers on the notorious H Division, which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of East London. Ripper Street is now in production in Dublin and is produced for the BBC by Tiger Aspect Productions, Lookout Point and BBC AMERICA.The project is Executive Produced by Greg Brenman and Will Gould at Tiger Aspect and by Simon Vaughan at Lookout Point. The series was commissioned by BBC Head of Drama, Ben Stephenson and Danny Cohen. Polly Hill is Executive Producer for BBC1.
Our SVP of Programming, Richard De Croce had this to say: “We’re thrilled that Ripper Street is coming to our channel as part of Dramaville, the home of outstanding British drama. To this day, audiences continue to be fascinated by Jack The Ripper and the events in Whitechapel in the late 19th Century. This script and cast are going to take us for a great ride. We’re excited to be involved in such an ambitious production with Tiger Aspect and Lookout Point.”
HOSHIT you guys, it’s like they took my brain and thought, “Lets give her something MADE TO ORDER.” Sherlock is my One True Love, yeah, but this little sweetheart’s going to be a nice little 8-PART bit on the side while my main squeeze faffs off for 18 damn months.
Oh shit, I wonder if BBC Canada will get it too.
If not, there’s always Teh Internetz.
It’ll be shown on the BBC in England too, right? I love period dramas and I can recount the names, dates and mutilations of each of the five canonical murders from memory, I know the Ripper story back to front. I think it’s interesting that it’s set in Whitechapel during the ‘aftermath’ - does this mean Jack is still at large, or not?