BBC One orders a second series of Ripper Street for 2014.
Danny Cohen and Ben Stephenson confirm eight more episodes of hit drama series Ripper Street will return in 2014
Made by Tiger Aspect Productions and Lookout Point in association with BBC America, the gripping series currently airing on Sunday nights is attracting big audiences with a consolidated average so far of 7.1million/22.9% share.
With stellar performances from the three leads Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg, writer Richard Warlow has created an extraordinary series set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the “Ripper” murders.
Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning says : “Quality and ambition run through Ripper Street, from Richard Warlow’s original scripts, the incredible cast and the captivating direction. All combine to create a period series with a modern and gripping edge that will return for a second series in 2014.”
Creator and writer Richard Warlow says : “I am enormously grateful to have been given the opportunity to return to ‘H’ Division once more and will be working tirelessly to ensure 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 confront with conviction and heroism.”
Will Gould, Head of Drama Tiger Aspect Productions says : “We’re absolutely thrilled that Richard Warlow will be taking us on another unforgettable walk on the wild side of 1890s Whitechapel. Series two will again explore the dark and extraordinary secrets of the Victorian world, and will further mine the hopes and hidden complexities of our heroes.”
Simon Vaughan, Lookout Point says : “Partnering with BBC America was always our ideal scenario and it has proven to be a wonderful decision. They have given the series an amazing launch in America and we are delighted to be moving into series 2 together.””
Ripper Street Continues Sunday’s at 9.00pm on BBC1