Ripper Street: The Hollywood Reporter Review

The Hollywood Reporter has the following to say about Ripper Street

In contrast, Ripper Street is riveting right from the start, with a great cast featuring Matthew Macfadyen (MI-5, Pride & Prejudice), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones) and Adam Rothenberg (Alcatraz), an American actor in what is likely to be his breakout role.

While the series clearly is a period piece, created by Richard Warlow (Mistresses), it moves at a much faster pace than some staid costume drama.

In that sense, it probably has more in common with Sherlock, the modern adaptation that has been a hit in England (and here) for two seasons. The work of Macfadyen, Flynn and Rothenberg is superb, and you always get a sense of camaraderie among them (though the characters of Jackson and Drake often are at odds).

Ripper Street is a well-acted, well-written and compelling mystery series. And even better, there’s no waiting around, wishing it would improve. It’s alluring from the start.

Be sure to read the whole review at The Hollywood Reporter


Ripper Street begins in the US/Canada this Saturday and continues on BBC this Sunday. Catch your local listings!