BBC America Stalks Period Crime Series 'Ripper Street' With Matthew Macfadyen

With British period drama all the rage, BBC America has boarded crime series Ripper Street as co-producer. Filming is already underway in Dublin on the 8-parter that’s set in 1899 London in the aftermath of the Jack The Ripper murders. Three Musketeers and Pride And Prejudice’s Matthew Macfadyen stars with Game Of Thrones’ Jerome Flynn and Alcatraz’s Adam Rothenberg. Twilight’s Myanna Buring and Luther’s David Dawson also star. An enduring and macabre fascination with Jack The Ripper, the never-identified serial killer who murdered prostitutes in London’s East End, has spurred films, books, TV shows – and some very popular walking tours of his stalking grounds. Ripper Street’s action centers on the H Division group of detectives who investigated the murders and tried to keep the peace in a panicked section of east London. The series was created by Richard Warlow, a writer on Mistresses, the UK drama that ABC is remaking in the States. Ripper Street is produced for the BBC by Tiger Aspect Productions, Lookout Point and BBC America. Executive producers are Greg Brenman and Will Gould at Tiger Aspect and Simon Vaughan at Lookout Point. Polly Hill is executive producer for BBC1. The series will air on BBC America as part of its Dramaville slate this fall. Shooting wraps in July. BBC Worldwide has international distribution.

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