‘Ripper Street’, which was saved by Amazon last year when the BBC unceremoniously cancelled it is to return for a fourth and fifth series.
A third series of the show, which was produced by Amazon has been a huge success for the online streaming service and two additional series have been ordered.
At present Amazon haven’t announced when the fourth and fifth series of the show, will premier, but it is sure to be greeted with much gratitude from the shows rampant fanbase.
Meanwhile the third series, which premiered on Amazon back in November of last year is to premier on the BBC during the summer. As someone who watched the show on Amazon. I’ll be interested to see how much the BBC cut from the episodes because the episode running times on Amazon went over the one hour mark.
Ripper Street writer and creator Richard Warlow said: “It is a great privilege to be asked to continue this journey through Victorian Whitechapel.
“I had always hoped that Ripper Street would live to follow the world of ‘H’ Division right through to the end of the Victorian age itself; so with many great thanks to Amazon, and all those viewers who have taken Ripper Street to their hearts, it’s a delight to have now been given that very opportunity.”
Matthew Macfadyen, who plays Edmund Reid on the drama, added: “I’m delighted to be embarking on another dose of Ripper Street – blood and guts, pocket watches and Victorian head-gear, wonderfully dark, moving and mysterious story lines from Mr Richard Warlow. Thanks Amazon.”