Amazon Reviving UK Drama 'Ripper Street'


Amazon Reviving U.K. Drama 'Ripper Street'


Back in December, fans of the BBC crime drama 'Ripper Street' were crushed by the news that the show itself had suddenly met its own untimely demise. Well, apparently 'Ripper Street' was only mostly dead, as Amazon has opted to revive the series for a third season.

'Ripper Street' (as you might have surmised) is set in the Whitechapel area of 1889 London, and takes place shortly after the infamous unsolved murder spree committed by a man identified only as Jack the Ripper. It centers on the group of detectives assigned to both investigate the murders, and keep the peace among frightened Londoners.

For those unaware, Amazon is today launching the new U.K. arm of its Prime Instant Video streaming service (a sort of successor to previous Amazon-owned U.K. service LoveFilm), and the company obviously hopes to bolster initial subscription numbers by simultaneously announcing their decision to resurrect 'Ripper Street.'

The third season of 'Ripper Street' will be co-produced by Amazon, BBC One, and BBC America, and will first be made available for viewing by Amazon Prime U.K. subscribers. A few months later, the entire season will be screened on BBC One for free. A similar arrangement is expected to transpire in the U.S., with the season first being presented to Amazon Prime subscribers, then shown to general TV audiences on BBC America.

This marks the very first time a U.K. drama series has been uncanceled by a streaming service. Hopefully, it's the start of an ongoing trend. Season 3 of 'Ripper Street' begins production in May.

- BBC one
- Amazon Prime Instant Video
- Ripper Street

Written by: msd85
Feb 26th, 2014, 10:55 am

Images courtesy of BBC One


Level 1 (50%)
Since: 06/Jan/09
Message Posted On Dec 15th, 2014, 8:06 am

half way thru the 3rd season, Im enjoying the hell out of it

As I did with all the other seasons, Im so very glad to see this great series back,


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Mood: optimistic
Since: 07/Oct/12
Message Posted On Mar 2nd, 2014, 12:03 pm

I am very happy to see that it will be renewed, there is just no TV serie like it on air. Similiar to it was Copper, but was canceled too. I just hope it will be renewed for many more seasons. :)


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Points: 0.4
Since: 12/Jul/10
Message Posted On Feb 27th, 2014, 1:47 am

that is what they sayd about terra nova also, but no go...

so i want to see it before i start cellebrating




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Since: 08/Jul/10
Message Posted On Feb 27th, 2014, 12:13 am

I hate to correct you Tom, especially since you yourself are from the U.K., but Amazon acquired (not merged with) LoveFilm back in 2011. Here's a BBC article to that effect:


Level 2 (28%)
Points: 35
Since: 04/Jan/10
Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 10:54 pm

Wow, now that's amazing... I'm glad to know Ripper Street will be back


Level 1 (38%)
Since: 04/Feb/14
Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 8:33 pm

This is good news!  I am a fan of Ripper Street and am very pleased to see that there will indeed be a third season.  Thank you to all who made this deal possible so I can enjoy more of one of my favorite British shows!


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Since: 20/Feb/08
Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 6:15 pm

Glad to see it was rescued. As long as the concept and content stay in control of its creators, this is indeed a good thing.


Level 93 (14%)
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Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 5:25 pm

Just to point out LoveFilm has been replaced by the new service today. The two companies (Amazon Instant Video and Lovefilm) merged. It was never owned by Amazon in the first place.


Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 1:14 pm
Good show, could upgrade the vernacular a tad. But no objections glad to see it return.
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