BBC America walks down Ripper Street
BBC America has come onboard as coproducer of the new eight-part drama series set in the wake of the notorious 19th century Jack the Ripper killings in London.
Filming on Ripper Street, commissioned by UK pubcaster BBC1 last August, is now underway in Dublin. The Tiger Aspect/ Lookout Point production stars Matthew Macfadyen (Spooks) and MyAnna Buring (The Twilight Saga).
It was created by Richard Warlow (Mistresses). Greg Brenman and Will Gould from Tiger Aspect and Simon Vaughan from Lookout Point will exec produce. Polly Hills is exec producer for BBC1.
Ripper Street is being made with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board. BBC Worldwide has international distribution rights to the series.
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