Adam and his crew return to BBC One, its onetime broadcasting home, this Friday at 9 PM. Series 3, which has already appeared on the British streaming site Amazon Prime UK, will now be available in what we believe is a somewhat abbreviated version for terrestrial viewers. So, good times, everybody! Maybe 90% good times anyway!
Airs tonight, Wednesday the 17th, at 10 PM ET on BBC America.
Fred Best collaborates with an American journalist on an exclusive story, but when the writer is viciously murdered in the alleyways of Whitechapel, Best realizes the peril he now courts. With his explosive report threatening to ruin the reputations of vengeful and authoritative figures, Best has to decide if the story — and justice — is worth pursuing this time.
Long Susan also has to contend with a shocking revelation, and a phantom from her past who returns to exert their control. But with her business empire and her positive accomplishments slipping through her fingers like grains of sand; Susan is entrapped into a perilous position.
Meanwhile, the team of H Division inch ever closer to the truth about the train robbery and pursue those responsible. But the revelations carry some disturbing home truths, and life altering choices which have to be made.
This isn’t a surprising development, but I don’t believe we’ve seen an official announcement, so take this as your confirmation that Adam will be returning for Series 4 and 5 of Ripper Street. I don’t believe we’ve seen this news anywhere either, but we’re hearing that the plan is to shoot both series back-to-back over nine months starting in August. Let the rejoicing commence! Unless you’ve been rejoicing because the news came out already and we just missed it. In which case, take a break from the rejoicing; you’ve earned it.
Airs tonight, Wednesday the 10th, at 10 PM ET on BBC America.
The murder of a chemist leads the team into the shadowy underworld of illegal abortionists, and the desperate women of Whitechapel forced to use their brutal services. But the ghastly backstreet abortion racket they expose conceals a nefarious secret with far-reaching ambitions.
Dismayed at yet another helpless victim in her clinic, idealistic Dr. Frayn believes there is more she and Long Susan could do to help the women of the East End. But her desires to modernize the practices at Obsidian Clinic involves new techniques she doesn’t fully understand — with risks which could be perilous for all parties.
Meanwhile, when one of Long Susan’s business ventures is on the cusp of ruination, she realizes she needs to regain control — despite the patriarchy’s attempts to undermine her every effort. Desperate times may just call for ingenious measures…
Airs tonight, Wednesday the 3th, at 10 PM ET on BBC America.
The dark and corrupt streets of Whitechapel are witnessing a new breed of tourist; one from the higher realms of society wanting salacious entertainment. Yet Lady Montacute’s curiosity means she now stands before the men of Leman Street charged with the vicious stabbing of a local woman. But what truly occurred in that frenzied, bloody room?
Lady Vera may come from a life of privilege and wealth, but it is one occupied with abject ennui and a loneliness which can easily consume any poor soul. War, her husband Lord Montacute understands. But there is more pain and bitterness felt across their marital bed than on any battlefield.
Vera has sought a means of liberation and she is renowned in elite circles. The streets of Whitechapel and this ‘city of dread delight’ have bestowed for some time a foreign and titillating fascination to Lady Montacute. It is here where she seeks gratification on a regular basis, and it has been fellow suspect, Tom Denton, who has helped her to fulfil those desires.
But with the weight of the authorities due to bear down on them at first light, the squad has only a meager few hours to unearth the true culprit. Before justice is overturned.
Meanwhile, the men still believe Capshaw shot Reid on that fateful day, but how long can the lie persist? When will they realize the deceit woven by Long Susan? Unbeknownst to them all, a vital piece of evidence could be quietly sitting in the depths of Leman Street itself…
Airs tonight, Wednesday the 27th, at 10 PM ET on BBC America.
A destructive gang of youths unleash hell upon the streets, but it’s not until daylight breaks that the true horror of their brutal work is revealed. The trail leads the team of H Division into the heartland of one of the city’s oldest trades — the London Breweries — where conflicted loyalties reign, and grief and anger create a potent concoction.
Just a little roundup of Getty promotional images for the original lineup of Wicked City starring our man Adam.
Airs tonight, Wednesday the 20th, at 10 PM ET on BBC America.
As a lost girl wanders the dangerous streets of the East End alone, the hunt for the traumatized and vulnerable girl grows more frenzied when reports arrive that she’s been ‘befriended’ by a renowned and iniquitous pimp. While there are still questions to answer about the death of Horace Buckley, the team of H Division unites to locate the girl.
Jackson confronts Dr. Frayn over her involvement in concealing the young girl, and it is her words which lead the team back to the haunting case of Jack the Ripper — the unsolved mystery which started this perilous journey for them all. Could this lost girl’s footsteps enable ghosts of the past to be laid to rest?
Tangible proof to bring Capshaw to justice finally arrives, but Capshaw and Long Susan aren’t willing to forgo everything they’ve worked so hard for without a fight.
Detective Inspector Drake must try to find his old friend Edmund Reid and bring them to justice.
Digital Spy is now reporting that Adam will be returning for Series 4 and 5 of Ripper Street and that the production schedules would have overlapped with ABC’s new Wicked City, thus the recasting reported below. So looks like a good day for fans of Homer Jackson, so-so day for fans looking for as much of Adam as humanly possible. Things should get firmed up on both of these stories pretty soon. We’ll update if there’s more detail, but it’s looking like the Wicked City’s loss is Whitechapel’s gain.
Deadline is reporting that the show is looking to recast three roles, including Adam’s. A commenter on the article claims that they’re going to have to do a pretty substantial reshoot. No sense of why they’re looking to replace our man, but it could be that they’re just looking to cast a bigger name in what is supposed to be the lead role to balance out Ed Westwick. If this comes to pass, it’s a real disappointment for Adam fans. We’ll keep an eye out for confirmation.