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Amazon has released the trailer for Season 4 of Ripper Street, which is set to arrive on Prime Video in January 2016.
The show was resurrected by Amazon in early 2014, following outcry from fans when the show was cancelled by the BBC. Season 3 premiered on Amazon Prime Video in November last year, swiftly becoming the most-watched TV show on the service. It then aired on the BBC in an edited version earlier this year.
Now, Amazon is bringing Edmund Reid and the Whitechapel gang back for another run, kicking off with a feature-length special.
“Ripper Street has a tremendously loyal fan base and is nothing short of a British institution. We’re delighted to be launching the new series exclusively for Prime members in the UK,” says Jay Marine, Vice President Amazon Video EU.
“Richard Warlow has crafted another dramatic, thrilling and unmissable series to take Reid, Drake and Jackson even further on their journey through the depths of Victorian crime. We can’t wait to kick off the New Year with another great series, and we know fans will be hooked from the first minute.”
The new series begins in the summer of 1897 with Queen Victoria celebrating her diamond jubilee. Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) has left the force which gave him his career and left the neighbourhood which shaped his life. He finds himself drawn back to Whitechapel when he discovers that his old friend Isaac Bloom (Justin Avoth) is set to hang for a brutal murder; a murder of which Reid believes him incapable.
Detective Inspector Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) has now risen to the level of Head of H Division, holding a position of trust and status in Whitechapel. What’s more, he’s now married to the love of his life Rose Erskine (Charlene McKenna). The last two years have treated Rose kindly but, despite her happy marriage and successful career, she can’t help but be troubled that she and Drake have so far been unable to have a child.
Adam Rothenberg returns as surgeon Captain Homer Jackson, assisting Drake in investigating the criminal goings on in Whitechapel. When we catch up with Jackson, however, his wife, Long Susan Hart (MyAnna Buring), is only weeks away from being executed for her part in the deaths of the 55 souls who perished in the Leman Street locomotive disaster of 1894. Now a mother to two year old Conor Judge, Long Susan has spent the last two and a half years residing in the Mother and Infants Wing of Newgate Prison. Time is fast running out for Long Susan but can Jackson save her? Lucy Cohu (Broadchurch) and Derek Riddell (Happy Valley) reprise their roles as Deborah Goren and Constantine respectively.
The new series welcomes David Threlfall (Shameless) as Abel Croker: wharfinger, villain and keeper of men’s secrets. Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter) also joins the ensemble as Desk Sergeant Samuel Drummond, representing the new generation of copper, using every resource available to collar the villainy of Whitechapel. Other new faces confirmed for Season 4 include David Warner (The Omen) and Killian Scott (Calvary).
The season is a Tiger Aspect and Lookout Point production in association with Brown Bear Films for Amazon and BBC Worldwide. It is co-produced with BBC America.
The feature-length opener will premiere on Friday 15th January 2016, with new episodes then arriving every week.
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