BBC AMERICA brings back RIPPER STREET for 3rd season

BBC AMERICA has announced that the previously cancelled RIPPER STREET will return for a third season. . From producers Tiger Aspect Productions and Lookout Point, Ripper Street will continue to be co-produced by BBC AMERICA and in a new landmark deal, Amazon has acquired UK subscription streaming rights.

Starring Matthew Macfadyen (Anna Karenina), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Adam Rothenberg (Elementary) and MyAnna Buring (Downton Abbey) and created by BAFTA nominated Richard Warlow (Waking the DeadMistresses), the crime drama is set against the notorious ‘H Division,’ the Police Precinct charged with keeping order on the meanest streets imaginable – late Victorian London’s Whitechapel district.  The eight-part second season premiered in the US on BBC AMERICA on Saturday, February 22.

The series is a vivid, sensual and violent drama that explores the lives of those who have seen the worst of humankind, but who nonetheless struggle each day to bring law to the lawless in the dark heart of London, as it stumbles toward the Twentieth Century. Filming on season three will begin in May 2014.

Ripper Street is a Tiger Aspect and Lookout Point production with Element Pictures for BBC AMERICA and Amazon. Ripper Street is made with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board. The series is part of BBC AMERICA’s slate of groundbreaking dramas including original series Orphan Blackand IntrudersThe GameJonathan Strange and Mr NorrellDoctor WhoAtlantis, Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond and In The Flesh.

Here is the trailer for season two.