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BBC America goes on the hunt for Jack the Ripper with new series, Ripper Street

03.20.2012by: Eric Walkuski

BBC America has announced that shooting recently commenced on a new series called "Ripper Street", a period thriller that takes place during the frenzy of the Jack the Ripper murders.

Being shot on location in Dublin, the eight part series, created by Richard Warlow, is set in and around Whitechapel in London's East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the Jack The Ripper murders. The action centers on the notorious H Division, which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of East London.

"Ripper Street" will star Matthew Macfadyen (MI-5, Pride and Prejudice), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Adam Rothenberg (Alcatraz), MyannaBuring (The Twilight Saga, White Heat) and David Dawson (Luther, Secret Diary of a Call Girl).

This is just the latest intriguing project given the greenlight by BBC in recent months. In February, the network announced that it was in development on two sci-fi/thriller series: "The Dead Beat" and "Wired".

"Ripper Street" will premiere as part of BBC AMERICA’s "Dramaville" this fall.

Extra Tidbit: "Ripper Street" actress MyAnna Buring (pictured above) was recently seen in LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS and KILL LIST.
Source: BBC America

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