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.

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.

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


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

Canceled and renewed TV show

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  1. marsha D says

    Ripper St. was brilliant and should be brought back. It could pick up when Susan and Jackson get out of jail or even go to America!

  2. Jennifer says

    I love this show! It is smart and very talented writers, actors and director.

    Please advertise it more! I keep telling people about it and they say they’ve never heard about it.

    Jennifer… USA

  3. Ron says

    He retrieved the obituary from Bests office after it had been ransacked, so to answer your question, no he did not die

  4. anne says

    I loved Ripper Street!!!! It was my favorite show and the only one that I looked forward to watching every week.

  5. says

    I just watched this seasons finale … Soooo … Did inspector Reid die … I don’t get the obituary with his belongings on the beach … Is it a ploy to protect him and his daughter ? I hope so … By the way I liked Copper and the Nick … Bring them back ! Thanks so far .

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