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Ripper Street

ripper street tv showNetwork: BBC America
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 19, 2013 — TBD
Series status: Cancelled but then revived

Performers include: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Charlene McKenna, Amanda Hale, Jonathan Barnwell, David Wilmot, and David Dawson.

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TV show description:
This dramatic TV show begins in April 1889 in London — six months after the last Jack the Ripper killing. H Division is responsible for policing one and a quarter square miles of East London, a district with a population of 67,000 poor and dispossessed and also filled with factories, rookeries, chop shops, brothels and pubs.

The men of H Division had hunted Jack the Ripper and failed to find him. When more women are murdered on the streets of Whitechapel, the police begin to wonder if the killer has returned.

To investigate the killings, calm and meticulous Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and his troubled right-hand-man, Detective Sergeant Bennett Drake (Jerome Flynn), team up with Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg), a US Army surgeon and a former Pinkerton detective who’s an expert in the world of early forensics.

They cross paths with Tenter Street brothel madam Long Susan (MyAnna Buring). She and Jackson came to London from America and both reside at the brothel. Their relationship has become strained due to Jackson’s attraction to one of Long’s most profitable girls, Rose Erskine (Charlene McKenna). Rose longs to break free from her role in Whitechapel and travel the world.

Despite her husband’s reservations, Reid’s once-happy wife — Emily Reid (Amanda Hale) — is determined to make a new life by helping the fallen women of Whitechapel though she’s still troubled by a terrible family tragedy. Meanwhile, sensationalist newspaperman Fred Best (David Dawson) knows a dark secret about the Reids’ sorrow.

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Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

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What do you think? Do you like the Ripper Street TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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UncleRob March 5, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Renew, please.

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Donna February 13, 2015 at 10:39 am

We love Ripper Street! Wish it were on mainstream channels so more people would watch it. Can’t wait for the next season!

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Holli February 11, 2015 at 12:21 pm

This yank is LOVING Ripper street!! Matthew Macfayden is mesmerizing. I’m really impressed with all the characters and storylines. You’ve got me hooked, please don’t cancel this show. I will say I was a little disappointed with how they dealt (or didn’t deal) with the extramarital affair storyline. I wanted to explore this tortured aspect of the character a little more. And what’s up with Drake getting married so quickly?! That was a little lame. Hopefully they explain these two divergences from the storyline and make up for it.

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Terri February 11, 2015 at 2:36 am

Please do not cancel Ripper Street. I really enjoy the show and the characters. I am looking forward to a new season.

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lisa February 5, 2015 at 3:30 am

NO, Please this era of story telling is not easy to come by, you get very invested in the characters and there has to be a vast amount of story lines that good writers can go down.

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mary stone January 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm

I’ve seen some terrible series that stay on and really interesting ones like this get cancelled. Please keep it on, it’s a really great show, so interesting.

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Joanne Ogden January 14, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Please do not cancel Ripper Street. My husband and I really enjoy this series.

Thank You,

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Edward January 3, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Great series!!

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