David Threlfall joins Ripper Street Season 4
Staff Reporter | On 11, Aug 2015Reading time: 2 mins
David Threlfall has joined the cast of Ripper Street Season 4.
The actor, who has previously appeared in Shameless and Hot Fuzz, joins series favourites Matthew MacFadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring and Charlene McKenna for the fourth season of the period drama, which was resurrected by Amazon last year, following its cancellation by the BBC.
Amazon has announced the casting just as filming begins on the fourth season in Dublin. Threlfall will play Abel Croker, wharfinger, villain and keeper of other men’s secrets. Other new faces confirmed for the new run include David Warner (The Omen, Titanic), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter’s Neville Longbottom) and Killian Scott (’71, Calvary). Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood, Edge of Tomorrow) will also appear in a yet to be confirmed role. In addition to these new arrivals, familiar faces also return, with Lucy Cohu and Derek Riddell reprising their roles from Season 1.
“From our new studio set in Ireland, it has been a delight to watch this cast reunite and grow,” comments the series’ creator and writer, Richard Warlow. “As these new characters’ lives take shape on the page it is a daily inspiration to know that they will be brought to life by the most magnificent troupe of actors Ripper Street has yet assembled.”
“Ripper Street is a sterling example of British drama at its best, adds Jay Marine, Vice President Amazon Instant Video EU. “The show is already a huge global hit and with the Amazon cut giving creative freedom on the episode length and the addition of even more world class talent, we can’t wait to see what season four has in store.”
When Ripper Street Season 3 launched on Prime Video last November, Amazon says it was streamed more than any other TV show, attracting larger viewing audiences than US shows on the service, such as Constantine, The Walking Dead and Amazon exlusive Vikings. It was also the most watched first show of new customers joining the service, demonstrating the effectiveness of Amazon’s strategy to commission shows with an existing audience. Indeed, the streaming company has just announced a new deal with the Top Gear trio of Clarkson, May and Hammond for a new car series, due next year.
Amazon has wasted no time in capitalising on the show’s success: it has already commissioned a fifth season. Ripper Street 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.
Series 4 will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video, with a broadcast date still to be confirmed.