After the BBC pulled 19th century crime drama Ripper Street from its screen this year, British audiences have been hungry for more. It has now been announced that Ripper Street will return for its third series and air weekly on Amazon, instead of the BBC 1 TV channel. Amazon’s video on-demand service will air the new series with all the original cast including favourites Matthew MacFadyen and Jerome Flynn.
The Victorian thriller series was dropped by the Beeb last year and was agreed to be shown on a video demand service, after a deal was made between the BBC and Ripper Street producer TigerAspect In March. Although not shown on British BBC television, this new series will in fact be broadcast on BBC America, which originally helped produce the first two series.