Set in and around Whitechapel during 1889, the series (created by Mistresses writer Richard Warlow) will focus on the notorious H Division, which is charged with keeping order in the all-consuming and chaotic East London streets in the aftermath of the “Ripper” murders.
Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC1, says of the drama: “Ripper Street is a gripping new drama for BBC1. Set against the backdrop of a fevered historical London, I believe it has the quality and intensity to be a hit with BBC1 viewers.”
RT TV editor, Alison Graham said: “Richard Warlow’s full-on script, in the first of an eight-part series, and the excellent production design pull us straight into Ripper Street. You can almost smell the stench of a capital groping its way to prosperity after the Industrial Revolution. But it’s a strange thing, a stylised oddity and, oh my, it’s very kinky.”