Great news for fans of Ripper Street this morning – the series has been awarded a further two series by Amazon Prime Instant Video.
The Victorian period drama – which stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg and MyAnna Buring – was axed by BBC1 back in 2013, before being revived by the on-demand service.
Series three premiered on Amazon Prime Instant Video late last year much to the delight of Ripper Street’s loyal fanbase who campaigned heavily for its return. And while Amazon decline to publish their viewing figures, they have revealed the series was streamed more than any other TV show when season three launched last November, becoming the most watched first show of new customers joining the service.
Ripper Street is set in Victorian Whitechapel and sees Inspector Edmund Reid (Macfadyen) head up H Division, joined by Inspector Bennet Drake (Flynn) and Captain Homer Jackson (Rothenberg) in solving the often gruesome crimes in London’s East End in the years following Jack the Ripper’s string of killings.
“I’m delighted to be embarking on another dose of Ripper Street – blood and guts, pocket watches and Victorian head-gear, wonderfully dark, moving and mysterious story lines from Mr Richard Warlow,” said Macfadyen following the recommission.
“It is a great privilege to be asked to continue this journey through Victorian Whitechapel,” added Warlow, the show’s creator. “I had always hoped that Ripper Street would live to follow the world of ‘H’ Division right through to the end of the Victorian age itself; so with many great thanks to Amazon, and all those viewers who have taken Ripper Street to their hearts, it’s a delight to have now been given that very opportunity.”
Filming on series four of Ripper Street will begin immediately with series three also set to air on BBC1 this summer.