BBC Orders a Season 2 of the show despite is gory script and visuals.
A very brilliant show to start with and it features deep story line and gripping characters from the Jack The Ripper to the very Brainy and disturbed detective .
It all works. Although Ripper Street does move at the slow pace characteristic of most British dramas but it is one of the best TV Packages Characters, Story and the enviroment works very well, every scene and every line has meaning, nice direction and production. There is blood but no suspense or mystery there cast is good but don’t compare it with sherlock.
It’s a Victorian drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the “Ripper” murders. The action centers around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of White chapel.
Ripper Street explores the lives of characters trying to recover from the Ripper’s legacy, from crimes that have not only irretrievably altered their lives, but the very fabric of their city. At the drama’s heart our detectives try to bring a little light into the dark world they inhabit. (Source: BBC)
Starring Matthew Mafadyen as the tortured but brilliant Detective Reid, Jerome Flynn as his loyal ex-military Sergeant Drake, and Adam Rothenberg as Howard Moon lookalike and trailblazing pathologist Homer Jackson, Ripper Street has so far attracted a healthy UK audience of 7.1 million and a 22.9 per cent viewer share.
Ripper Street‘s creator and writer, Richard Warlow told the BBC: “I am enormously grateful to have been given the opportunity to return to ‘H’ Division once more and will be working tirelessly to make sure 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 face with conviction and heroism.”
Latest/Next UK Premiere Date: No exact date/time – December 2013 (TBC)
None the less It is well-written and certainly well-acted, with plot and psychological twists as numerous and tantalizing as the streets on which they occur.
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Series two of Ripper Street is planned to start shooting this spring, for broadcast in early 2014, and it’s a good thing.