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 tonight 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?