New Crime Series ‘Ripper Street’ to Debut This Fall on BBC America

BBC America is co-producing a new crime series called Ripper Street that will air as part of the cable network’s Dramaville this fall. The series will feature eight episodes and is set in around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper murders.

The series stars Matthew Macfadyen (‘MI-5’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’), Jerome Flynn (‘Game of Thrones’), Adam Rothenberg (‘Alcatraz’), Myanna Buring (‘The Twilight Saga’) and David Dawson (‘Luther’). The story will center on the notorious H Division, which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of East London.

Ripper Street is produced for the BBC by Tiger Aspect Productions, Lookout Point and BBC AMERICA. The project is Executive Produced by Greg Brenman and Will Gould at Tiger Aspect and by Simon Vaughan at Lookout Point. The series was commissioned by BBC Head of Drama, Ben Stephenson and Danny Cohen. Polly Hill is Executive Producer for BBC1.

Filming of ‘Ripper Street’ will continue until late July; and again the series will debut on BBC America this fall.