Matthew Macfadyen’s ‘Ripper Street’ begins filming

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Created by Richard Warlow and co-produced by BBC America, the eight-part crime drama is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the Jack The Ripper murders.

The cast also includes Adam Rothenberg (Alcatraz), Myanna Buring (White Heat), David Dawson (Luther) and Joe Gilgun (Misfits).

Simon Vaughan, who came up with the show’s concept, commented: “The hunt for Jack The Ripper was the first ever global media man hunt – and somehow still stirs a macabre fascination in the public more than 120 years later. This is an iconic subject and we are delighted to be producing this as a UK/US co-production allowing us to deliver major production values and make a very ambitious series.”

Filming will continue until late July and the series is expected to air this autumn.

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