Ripper Street Returns To BBC For Fifth And Final Series

Ripper Street returns to BBC Two on Monday, 19th June for its fifth and final series, comprising of six episodes which pick up the story just days after the grisly death of Detective Inspector Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn).

Convinced that the murderer’s cannibalistic crimes were being covered up by another party, DI Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) 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) and his bestial brother Nathaniel Dove (Jonas Armstrong).

During an attempt to bring down the Dove brothers, DI Drake lost his life to serial killer Nathaniel, forcing DI Reid, Captain Jackson (Adam Rothenberg) and ‘Long’ Susan (MyAnna Buring) on the run. Finding themselves on the other side of the law, they discover that 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?

Writer and creator, Richard Warlow, says: “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.”