Ripper Street will return to BBC Two next month for a final season.
Following the grisly death of Detective Inspector Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn), the six new episodes reunite his old friends, Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen), surgeon Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg) and ‘Long’ Susan Hart (MyAnna Buring) to bring his murderer to justice.
Joining the regular cast in Season 5 are Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter), Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones), Benjamin O’Mahony (Kilo Two Bravo), Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond) and Anna Burnett (The Falling).
Writer and creator Richard Warlow commented: “Saying goodbye to this world of Ripper Street and its characters is going to be a very strange thing; it’s been five years of my life. From the beginning when I began writing, I had in mind a five series arc, ending with us sending our characters off into the twentieth century. I’m immensely proud we have been able to tell the story as we hoped, and equally proud that such a huge number of the original cast and the creative team have been involved every step of the way.”
Season 5 begins on BBC Two in June.
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