BBC commissions a second series of ‘Ripper Street’

Ripper Street to return to BBC One!

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The BBC has recommissioned Ripper Street for a second, eight episode series.

The Tiger Aspect and BBC America co-production with Lookout Point, is currently airing on Sunday nights on BBC One attracting an average 7.1 million viewers (22.9% share) and stars, Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg.

Set in the East End of London in 1889, the series focuses on policing in aftermath of the ‘Ripper’ murders and will again be written by writer Richard Warlow.

Creator and writer Richard Warlow says: “I am enormously grateful to have been given the opportunity to return to ‘H’ Division once more and will be working tirelessly to ensure that those who have joined us each week will find ever more compelling crime-fighting thrills down on Ripper Street the second time around. The series will move forward into the 1890s: the death rattle of a century coming to a close, the labour pains of a modern world on the rise. It is this sense of climax and calamity that, week by week, our heroes will confront with conviction and heroism.”

Will Gould, Head of Drama Tiger Aspect Productions says: “Series two will again explore the dark and extraordinary secrets of the Victorian world, and will further mine the hopes and hidden complexities of our heroes.”

The period drama is executive produced for Tiger Aspect (an Endemol Company) by Will Gould, Richard Warlow and for Lookout Point by Simon Vaughan. Polly Hill executive produces for the BBC.

Ripper Street begins shooting in the spring for transmission in 2014.