Jack's Back as BBC One Takes Us to Ripper Street
There are few serial killers as infamous as Jack the Ripper. The simple fact that his killing spree remains unsolved is the stuff of legend. A new show coming from BBC One is looking to add a procedural spin to the famous tale. Are you ready to visit "Ripper Street"?
Starring Matthew Macfadyen and Jerome Flynn, "Ripper Street" is a brand new original British drama for BBC One.
April 1889 – six months since the last Jack the Ripper killing, East London is emerging into a fragile peace, hopeful that this killer’s reign of terror might at last have run its course. Nowhere is this truer than in the corridors of H Division, the police precinct charged with keeping order in the chaos of Whitechapel. Its men hunted this maniac and failed to find him.
"Ripper Street" is their story. A police procedural set in the teeming streets of the East End as it moves into the last decade of the 19th Century. H Division was responsible for policing a relatively small area of just 1¼ square miles; yet, into that space were packed some 67,000 people, a seething, bustling mass of the poor and dispossessed.
"Ripper Street" is not another backward-looking "Hunt the Ripper" story but a fictionalized trek into the heart of a London borough living in the blood-soaked aftermath of that forever anonymous killer. It is an investigative procedural about dedicated policemen for whom life – and crime – go on.
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