Ripper Street is officially renewed for series 5
We monitor the news to keep you updated on the release date of Ripper Street series 5. To the delight of the fans, Amazon has officially renewed the series. The release date has not been scheduled yet. If you want to get automatically notified of the show’s premiere date, please, sign up for updates below.
Summary and plot
Ripper Street is a widely critically acclaimed and award-winning crime and mystery television drama series that is currently available to the subscribers of Amazon UK in Great Britain. Set in the 18th century London, the period crime drama depicts the aftermath of Jack the Ripper murders. Most likely, the current series will later be broadcast on BBC America and BBC One channels. The mystery drama was developed and penned by Richard Warlow, who had previously for such television shows as Mistresses and Waking the Dead. A creative effort between Amazon Prime Instant Video, Tiger Aspect Productions, British Broadcasting Corporation and Element Pictures, the crime drama is exec produced by Stephen Smallwood, Will Gould, Simon Vaughan and Greg Brenman. The debut chapter of the series was released in the UK on December 30, 2012.
Current season and renewal expectations
Series 4 of Ripper Street was released online on Amazon UK website on January 15, 2016 and it will include eight episodes. Unlike most Amazon shows that are released in their entirety, the current chapter of the series will get to viewers episode by episode on a weekly basis. The crime series has been enjoying very warm reviews since its debut in 2012. It has also become a critics’ favorite, having received 17 award nominations and winning 5. The fourth series of the crime drama is set in 1897. Matthew Macfadyen’s is back to reprise his role as detective Edmund Reid, and he is also joined by the returning cast members Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg. Critical consensus praises the gripping storylines, brilliant acting and the visual appeal of the show. It is very likely that the series will get greenlit for another run. Since Amazon is yet to make a decision about the show’s future, visit our website for the most recent news, or sign up for our updates and get an automated email as soon as Ripper Street series 5 is announced.
UPDATED March 9, 2016: In 2014, Amazon UK saved the period crime drama series when the BBC network cancelled it after just two series. It turned out to be a very smart move indeed: a third installment of the resuscitated Ripper Street eventually became the most watched British scripted series among Prime Video subscribers. A highly anticipated fourth series was released in the UK on January 15, 2016 and Amazon Prime has just revealed that the award-winning series is officially renewed for another round. Unfortunately, this will also be the final chapter of the story as the series will not go beyond a fifth series. Since the launch of the new installment of the drama series is yet to be scheduled, visit our website for the most recent news, or sign up for our updates and we will drop you an email as soon as the release date of Ripper Street series 5 is announced.