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 Posted:   Dec 7, 2013 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

If its been genuinely canned during its screening run and the writers werent working on assumption of no series three, then it is quite possible its going to end with strands unresolved.

There is so few things i enjoy on tv - but when tv series are good - us or uk productions - they are unmissable.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2013 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I'll be sad if this is cancelled. Excellent TV.

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2013 - 6:52 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Victorian-era drama Ripper Street will not return for a 3rd season after failing to pull sufficient numbers for BBC One. A spokesperson tells Deadline, “We are very proud of Ripper Street which has enjoyed two highly ambitious series on BBC One. However, the second series didn’t bring the audience we hoped and in order to make room for creative renewal and new ideas it won’t be returning.” The eight-part crime series that’s a co-production with BBC America, stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg. It’s set in 1889 London in the aftermath of the Jack The Ripper murders. The action centers on the H Division group of detectives who investigated the murders and tried to keep the peace in a panicked section of east London. Season 1 debuted in the UK in late 2012 and on BBC America in early 2013. Its first BBC One season started out strong and ended up averaging about 5M over the initial run. Season 2 kicked off in the UK in October, but last Monday’s episode was down to 3.26M for a 13% share. This season, it’s had to contend with airing up against ITV’s hit reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, which last week hit a low of 8.21M. Word of Ripper Street‘s cancellation was met with upset in the UK, where twitter was vocal about the decision. Actor Flynn told BBC radio, “We’re all in absolute shock because it was a wonderful job and we feel like it’s kind of this unfinished work. So we’re hoping it will turn around if anybody from the BBC is listening.”

http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/ripper-street-cancelled-by-bbc-after-2nd-season-ratings-drop-in-uk/

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 1:17 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Good finale up to a point. Although as predicted the final episode resolved some strands but not the key one.
Not quite a Planet of the apes mid-series stoppage but certainly unsatisfactory and incomplete.


Knew i hated the bbc. One of the few good things on their poxy channel and they can it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 1:41 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

I wonder if another studio/network could pick up the rights and continue from where the BBC left off. Probably improbable, but... .

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 1:49 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Good finale up to a point. Although as predicted the final episode resolved some strands but not the key one. Not quite a Planet of the apes mid-series stoppage but certainly unsatisfactory and incomplete.

This is why I wish more and more shows would start doing self-contained seasons, instead of trying to drag out certain plot threads for however long the show lasts. That's one of the things I've enjoyed about Blue Bloods and Justified (which does it to a degree) for the last few years. Each season sort of has its own storyline(s) that play out, then are wrapped up at the end. There might be some small threads relating to overall character development and such that continue, but the larger stories are taken care of and there's no big shocking cliffhanger that could leave viewers hanging in the event of cancellation.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The e-tailer acquired U.K subscription streaming rights to the show, which stars Matthew Macfadyen and is set in the age of Jack the Ripper. The BBC had previously canceled Ripper Street amid weak ratings.

The show had a very vocal fan base though, which helped bring it back. Ripper Street topped a U.K. poll as the best show of 2013.

Amazon will show the third season on Amazon Prime Instant Video for members, before its airing on BBC One, the pubcaster’s flagship channel, a few months later.

Amazon Prime Instant Video will also be the only subscription service in the U.K. where members can view the first two seasons of the show. All eight episodes of Season 1 are available to stream on the service in the U.K. now.

Amazon's move mirrors that of its rival Netflix, which revived and produced canceled cult Fox comedy Arrested Development in 2013.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/amazon-bbc-revive-ripper-street-683687

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Wow! That is excellent news! Series 2 just premiered here in the US this past Saturday, and it felt a little bittersweet watching it under the impression this would be the last of it. But I'm very happy to hear it will now return for a third series, and that it will still air on BBC America as well, since I don't stream shows online.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2014 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Luckily, even though we’re all suffering through the terrible experience of waiting through yet another interminable wait for a new season of Sherlock, we’ve got plenty to entertain ourselves with in the meantime since many members of the show’s cast seem to be keeping fairly busy with a variety of projects. And now there’s another name to add to the list of Sherlock stars in unexpected places – Louise Brealey is joining the cast of period crime drama Ripper Street.

Best known for her role as Sherlock’s brilliant but slightly awkward pathologist Molly Hooper, Brealey will play Dr. Amelia Frayn, a trailblazing female Victorian doctor who runs the Obsidian Clinic in Whitechapel.

“I’m playing one of the first women doctors,” Brealey told the Radio Times. “I’m really excited because I did history at university and I love a bit of research. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson blazed the trail in the 1870s and in the intervening decade or so a few extremely intrepid and unusual women started learning to be doctors themselves.”

The story of Ripper Street’s third season is a bit magical in and of itself – as the period drama was originally cancelled by the BBC following its second outing last year. However, the axed Victorian series was given new life three months later when, due in part to an avid fan campaign, it was revived thanks to a deal with Amazon Prime Instant Video, which acquired subscription streaming rights for the show in the UK. (It appears that Ripper Street will still air in the US on BBC America.)

“Everyone’s just delighted that it’s got another crack of the whip," said Brealey. "They felt that they weren’t quite done with it. I think it’s that feeling when you’ve had half the biscuit and left it somewhere in the house: you can’t quite rest until you’ve found it. So it’s like they’re all finishing off a custard cream with smiles on their faces!”

Series 3 is currently filming in Dublin but no airdate has been set yet for either side of the pond.

http://blogs.weta.org/tellyvisions/2014/06/23/sherlock-s-louise-brealey-joins-cast-ripper-street

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2014 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Good news on ripper streets reprieve.
The people and the groundswell of opinion won the day.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Ripper Street will air extended episodes exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video when it returns for a third series.

The period thriller's latest 8-part run is a co-production between the BBC and Amazon.

Prime customers will be able to watch the new extended episodes from late 2014, with the show being cut down to fit an hour-slot when it airs on BBC One in 2015.

"We don't have a 60-minute slot to fill at 9pm," explained Chris Bird - Amazon Instant Video Film & TV Strategy Director.

"So we said to Richard [Warlow, series creator], 'We want you to write this season completely unencumbered. If you want to write a 70-minute episode, write a 70-minute episode'.

"I think that's one of the areas of flexibility that we do offer content makers - there are no rules for us in terms of what we can and can't do."

Amazon is yet to decide if it will release the third series of Ripper Street in one batch or in installments.


http://www.digitalspy.com/british-tv/s213/ripper-street/news/a584982/ripper-street-to-air-extended-episodes-on-amazon-prime-instant-video.html#~oKBDbUDlRz1t1c

 
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