Ripper Street axed by Amazon Prime – The Guardian

Victorian detective drama Ripper Street, which was saved by Amazon Prime after being dropped by the BBC, is to come to an end after five series.

Filming on the fifth series of the crime drama – which stars Matthew Macfadyen, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg – has begun in Dublin with an exclusive release on Amazon’s streaming service later this year.

Ripper Street was dropped by the BBC in December 2013 after low viewing figures for its second series. Amazon stepped in a few months later and began streaming the third series last June; it also aired on BBC1 a month later.

In May last year, Amazon commissioned a fourth and fifth series of Ripper Street; the former launched on Amazon UK on 15 January 2016.

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