Get a Better Look at Ripper Street, Premiering in America This Weekend

BBC One’s new crime drama Ripper Street makes its way across pond this weekend to BBC America, giving US viewers a chance to see the gripping, often grisly, period drama for themselves.

The eight-part series stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothberg (among others) and is set in London’s  ll focus on the investigations of the H Division of the London police department and their attempts to battle crime and keep the peace in the East End. It premieres Saturday at 9pm on BBC America and I can’t imagine I’m the only Anglophile out there who is curious to check it out.

Watch the opening scene from the gritty looking new thriller under the cut – and let me know what you think, does this look like something you’d watch? Or does it cross the line into too dark?

The opening moments of Ripper Street do a great job of setting up the series’ atmosphere (which is pretty dark), general level of creepiness (which is pretty high) and even manages to fit a murder into the first two minutes.

It’s intriguing enough to make you want to watch again, though – and even in this brief clip, there’s a satisfying level of tension and urgency - even though we know that the Ripper will never return to Whitechapel, our main characters don’t. 

RIPPER STREET Sneak Peek Exclusive - New Series Jan 19 BBC America

It’s also just super nice to see Matthew Macfadyen starring in something again! And the coat is pretty swish.

Want to see more? Have a look at another trailer: 

RIPPER STREET Trailer JAN 19 BBC America

What say you, folks? Curious about this one? Or have you had quite enough of the Ripper for a while?