The second season of BBC One’s period crime drama Ripper Street will premiere on Monday October 28th at 9pm, it has been announced.
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. Amongst the cast addition for season two are David Costabile (Suits), Damien Molony (Being Human), Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones, Birdsong) and Leanne Best.
In the opening episode of show’s second season, the memory of Jack The Ripper may be fading but East London has found no peace; H Division’s beat is more chaotic and lawless than ever. So when a sergeant from Limehouse’s neighbouring K Division is found, hurled from a Whitechapel tenement window on to the iron railings below, Reid is quick to act. If the police are to be so publicly assaulted on his streets, what hope for law-abiding civilian life? Investigations into the man’s activities lead them to the newly emergent Chinatown of the Limehouse dockside; and there into the orbit of K-Division’s Inspector Jedediah Shine. Shine’s conviction is that his sergeant has fallen victim to a Triad turf war in this new market, but Jackson discovers evidence of a newly synthesised and devastatingly powerful opiate that leads Reid to different conclusions. And a dread fear that a new kind of hell is to be released on to his streets.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.