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BBC America's London East End Drama, "Ripper Street," Returns for Its Final Season on March 8
The powerful closing chapter picks up mere days after the grisly death of Detective Inspector Bennet Drake, which reunites his old friends, Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, surgeon Captain Homer Jackson and "Long" Susan Hart, to bring his murderer to justice.

[via press release from BBC America]


New York - February 24, 2017 - BBC AMERICA's critically-acclaimed co-production, Ripper Street, returns for a fifth and final season with six episodes on Wednesday, March 8 at 11/10c. The powerful closing chapter picks up mere days after the grisly death of Detective Inspector Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn - Game of Thrones), which reunites his old friends, Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen - Anna Karenina), surgeon Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg - The Divide) and 'Long' Susan Hart (MyAnna Buring - Downton Abbey), to bring his murderer to justice.

Last season introduced a new serial killer plaguing the streets of Whitechapel. Convinced that the murderer's cannibalistic crimes were being covered up by another party, DI Reid and DI Drake's investigation pointed to a trail of corruption that led them right to the heart of Scotland Yard - specifically Assistant Commissioner Augustus Dove (Killian Scott - Call the Midwife) and his bestial brother Nathaniel Dove (Jonas Armstrong - Line of Duty). During an attempt to bring down the Dove brothers, DI Drake lost his life to serial killer Nathanial, forcing DI Reid, CPT Jackson and 'Long' Susan on the on the run. Now, finding themselves on the other side of the law, revealing the truth about the unlawful siblings is not an easy task.

With a barbarous killer on the loose and a corrupt lawman leading the police force, DI Reid is unquestionably facing his toughest and most dangerous challenge yet. An epic battle on the meanest streets imaginable has just begun... Will DI Reid finally be able to restore peace and justice in Whitechapel?

Ripper Street is a Tiger Aspect and Lookout Point production in association with Brown Bear Films for Amazon and BBC Worldwide, co-produced with BBC AMERICA.

Created in 1998, BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming like the ground-breaking un-scripted series Top Gear, the top-rated science-fiction phenomenon Doctor Who, and the fan-favorite Orphan Black. The influential network has been the launch pad for talent including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, and Graham Norton - all adopted as American pop culture icons. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the BBC) and AMC Networks, BBCA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including five Emmy(R) Awards, five Golden Globes(R) and 12 Peabody Awards. The irrepressible network has garnered one of cable's most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Available on cable and satellite TV, BBC AMERICA broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, is available On Demand across all major digital platforms and offers full episodes online at bbcamerica.com.

  [february 2017]  


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