As we reported earlier this year, BBC America’s popular drama series “Ripper Street” will be ending after season 5. Fans of the long-running series now have a premiere date to remember, the fifth and final season will premiere on Wednesday, March 8 at 11/10c.
The last season of the series will be a short one, the fifth and final season is currently scheduled to contain just six-episodes. The powerful closing chapter picks up mere days after the grisly death of Detective Inspector Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn – Game of Thrones), which reunites his old friends, Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen – Anna Karenina), surgeon Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg – The Divide) and ‘Long’ Susan Hart (MyAnna Buring – Downton Abbey), to bring his murderer to justice.
Last season introduced a new serial killer plaguing the streets of Whitechapel. Convinced that the murderer’s cannibalistic crimes were being covered up by another party, DI Reid and DI Drake’s investigation pointed to a trail of corruption that led them right to the heart of Scotland Yard – specifically Assistant Commissioner Augustus Dove (Killian Scott – Call the Midwife) and his bestial brother Nathaniel Dove (Jonas Armstrong – Line of Duty). During an attempt to bring down the Dove brothers, DI Drake lost his life to serial killer Nathanial, forcing DI Reid, CPT Jackson and ‘Long’ Susan on the on the run. Now, finding themselves on the other side of the law, revealing the truth about the unlawful siblings is not an easy task.
With a barbarous killer on the loose and a corrupt lawman leading the police force, DI Reid is unquestionably facing his toughest and most dangerous challenge yet. An epic battle on the meanest streets imaginable has just begun… Will DI Reid finally be able to restore peace and justice in Whitechapel?
Ripper Street is a Tiger Aspect and Lookout Point production in association with Brown Bear Films for Amazon and BBC Worldwide, co-produced with BBC AMERICA.