The BBC One/BBC America co-production Ripper Street is adding to its cast for its upcoming second season. David Costabile (Suits), Damien Molony (Being Human), Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones, Birdsong) and Leanne Best have joined the cast of the series, which is currently in production in Dublin.
Costabile has been cast as Daniel Judge, Captain Jackson’s brother; Molony as Albert Flight, the newest Detective Constable in H Division; Mawle as Jedidiah Shine, the corrupt corrupt Inspector who run K Division; and Best as Jane Cobden, the first woman elected to the London County Council. Myanna Buring and Charlene McKenna will also be reprising their roles as Long Susan and Rose, while actors who have landed guest role on season 2 include Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones), Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who), Gina Bellman (Coupling) and James Wilby (Clapham Junction).
Created by Richard Warlow, Ripper Street is a period drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the “Ripper” murders. The series follows H Division, the police precinct from hell which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel. H Division was responsible for policing a relatively small area of just 1¼ square miles, yet into that space were packed some 67,000 people; a seething, bustling mass of the poor and dispossessed. Ripper Street is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions & Lookout Point and stars Matthew Macfadyen as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, Jerome Flynn as Detective Sergeant Bennett Drake and Adam Rothenberg and Captain Homer Jackson.