Shooting began in Ireland’s capital yesterday, and the cast including Jerome Flynn were seen on set at Dublin’s sandy Dollymount Strand.
Matthew Macfadyen (detective inspector Edmund Reid), Flynn (detective sergeant Bennet Drake) and Adam Rothenberg (Captain Homer Jackson) will all reprise their roles in the Victorian drama.
This week, the Dollymount Strand area was taken over by actors in period dress, and Victorian beach attire. There was an ice cream stand and pony rides on the beach and the actors were milling around near the trailers.
Creator Richard Warlow found out last year that the BBC would no longer fund the project. But, after a strong reaction from fans, Amazon Prime Instant Video picked up the drama, which will be exclusive to its subscribers.
Warlow explained that he never imagined the series would be resurrected. “It’s a day many of us thought we’d never see, but it is particularly wonderful to be able to say that cameras are rolling on Ripper Street once more.”
The cast and crew are set to move to Loughborough and then to Clancy Barracks in Dublin, where they will film until mid-August.
The first two installments of Ripper Street were filmed in Ireland, and used more than 5,000 Irish locals in the cast and crew.
The air date for Ripper Street series three has not yet been released.