The highly anticipated third season of the popular Victorian crime drama Ripper Street has commenced filming in Manchester today, the first time that filming for the show has taken place in the UK, with Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg all reprising their roles as Victorian crime-fighters Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake and Captain Homer Jackson.
“It’s a day many of us thought we’d never see, but it is particularly wonderful to be able to say that cameras are rolling on Ripper Street once more,” said Richard Warlow, Ripper Street writer and creator. “I am so grateful to Amazon Prime Instant Video, the BBC, BBC Worldwide, Lookout Point and Tiger Aspect for all their tireless efforts to make this extraordinary deal possible and for allowing these eight new stories to be told.”
“I’m delighted and excited to be back for a third series of Ripper,” said Matthew MacFadyen, who reprises his role as Edmund Reid. “Thank you to Amazon, thank you to our fans who wanted more, and thank you to our wonderful writers and producers for giving us the most thoroughly brilliant, gripping and heart-rending episodes.”