The fourth season of Ripper Street will premiere on BBC Two on Monday August 22nd 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 and follows H Division, the police precinct from hell which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel. The drama series is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg. David Threlfall (Shameless) joins the cast as a series regular for season four.
In the opening episode of the show’s fourth season, some three years have passed since last season and Reid is drawn back to Whitechapel to investigate a case made by Jackson and Drake that has condemned his old associate Isaac Bloom to the hangman’s noose. And Bloom is not the only one set for the rope: Long Susan awaits her fate in Newgate Prison, punishment for her part in the Leman Street locomotive disaster of 1894. But does Jackson have a plan to save her, before it’s too late? Amazon UK has already commissioned a fifth season.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.