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Jerome Flynn, Matthew Macfadyen, and Adam Rothenberg from 'Ripper Street' (Photo: BBC AMERICA)
Jerome Flynn, Matthew Macfadyen, and Adam Rothenberg from ‘Ripper Street’ (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

BBC AMERICA has just announced that its co-production Ripper Street, the crime drama set in 1889 London, has been picked up for a second, eight-episode season, which will air in 2014. The series stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg as East End detectives in the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper killing spree. (The first season is currently airing on Saturdays at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA.)

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 labor 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.”

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By staff