New faces join Ripper Street
Picture shows: Glenn Speers, Jerome Flynn and Damien Molony
© Glenn Speers
BBC One drama Ripper Street has introduced a host of new cast members for its second series including, Being Human favourite Damien Molony, Joseph Mawle and David Costabile.
The new stars will join regulars Reid, Drake and Jackson (played by Matthew MacFadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg respectively) with Myanna Buring and Charlene McKenna both reprising their roles of Long Susan and Rose.
Made by Tiger Aspect Productions (an Endemol Company) and Lookout Point in association with BBC America, this new series moves the action forward to 1890. As the century enters its final decade, the streets teeter on the brink of moral collapse, and nowhere is the declining British Empire’s problems felt more keenly than in its dark heart: the East End of London.
Jackson’s older brother, Daniel Judge, will arrive in Whitechapel for this series’ two part finale, played by David Costabile (Breaking Bad, Lincoln, The Wire).
Being Human’s Damien Molony joins H Division as new detective constable Albert Flight. Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones, Birdsong) plays rival – and corrupt – Inspector Jedidiah Shine. The series also welcomes newcomer Leanne Best who plays Jane Cobden – the first woman elected to the London County Council.
Guest characters will include an almost unrecognisable turn by Paul Kaye (2,000 Acres of Sky, Game of Thrones), Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who), Gina Bellman (Coupling) and James Wilby (Maurice, Clapham Junction).
Matthew MacFadyen has recently said “It’s fantastic to be reunited with much of the wonderful cast and crew from last year. Also to be reunited with my bowler hat – I’d missed it.
“The show’s creator Richard Warlow has given us wonderful, strange and unsettling episodes, teeming with the fierce and fragile life of Victorian Whitechapel.”
Ripper Street is currently filming in Dublin and is due to air in the Autumn.