BBC One has given the go-ahead for a new 8-part drama series set in the aftermath of the “Ripper” murders.
Set to go into production next year, 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.
Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One, says: “Ripper Street is a gripping new drama for BBC One. Set against the backdrop of a fevered historical London, I believe it has the quality and intensity to be a hit with BBC One viewers.”
Ripper Street will be executive produced for Tiger Aspect by Will Gould and Head of Drama Greg Brenman and for Lookout Point by Simon Vaughan (Parade’s End, Titanic). Polly Hill will executive produce for the BBC.
Greg Brenman says: “We are so excited about Ripper Street and believe that Richard Warlow is creating a period show that respects its moment in history whilst also achieving a thoroughly modern, entertaining and visceral piece of entertainment.”