Ripper Street

Ripper Street

Genre: 8 part TV Drama series made for BBC One. Co-produced by BBC America

Producers: Tiger Aspect Productions and Lookout Point

Writer: created by Richard Warlow  (Mistresses, Waking The Dead)

Synopsis: From the BBC Press Release--

Ripper Street is an extraordinary new drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel.

Ripper Street explores the lives of characters trying to recover from the Ripper's legacy, from crimes that have not only irretrievably altered their lives, but the very fabric of their city. At the drama's heart our detectives try to bring a little light into the dark world they inhabit.

Matthew Macfadyen Role: lead role as the detective in charge of the investigation--Detective Inspector Edmund Reid

Other Cast Members:

  • Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn)
  • Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg)

Status: Shooting began on location in Dublin on March 12, 2012.  Filming is expected to continue until late July.  Ripper Street is expected to air on BBC1 and BBC America during the fall of 2012

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Ripper Street - new lead role

Ian Wylie just tweeted news from the BBC, that Matthew Macfadyen has been cast in lead role of Ripper Street. According to a recent BBC press release for the programme, it starts shooting in the Spring.

Created by writer Richard Warlow (Mistresses, Waking The Dead), Ripper Street is an extraordinary new drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel. Ripper Street explores the lives of characters trying to recover from the Ripper's legacy, from crimes that have not only irretrievably altered their lives, but the very fabric of their city. At the drama's heart our detectives try to bring a little light into the dark world they inhabit.

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