Ripper Street: North American Reviews for Upcoming BBC America/Space Broadcast

Ripper Street will be airing on BBC America and Space (Canada) this Saturday, Jan 19th at 9 pm EST and the reviews have started to trickle in.

The Kansas City Star 


BBC America’s eight-part crime thriller is compelling because it is loosely based on people and events whose stories haven’t permeated our culture already. And it’s a pleasure to watch these cops at work, despite being handcuffed by their times.

Regina Leader-Post


Much like Showcase's Copper, Ripper Street benefits from being a detective show without a dance-club soundtrack, CGI'd autopsy scenes and a script laden with cheesy one-liners. This is no lightweight like CSI or Criminal Minds.

Lincoln Journal Star


The pilot is extremely captivating, with Reid trying to solve a murder, which, on the surface, bears a striking resemblance to the work of the Ripper. It plays out as a white-knuckle rollercoaster ride.

“Ripper Street” is not for the faint of heart. The pilot contains intense violence and nudity, which may be off-putting to some viewers. But it underscores the seediness of London’s East End. Grade: A