Series 2 of Ripper Street finally makes its way to BBC America this Saturday, February 22nd at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT. Given the continued uncertainty with regards to the show’s future, these eight episodes could be our last looks at the life and loves of Captain Homer Jackson, so all Adam fans will want to tune in.
East London. 1890. The long shadow of Jack the Ripper may be gone, but the job of protecting London’s Whitechapel district has never been harder for Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew MacFayden, Anna Karenina) and his loyal deputies Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn, Game of Thrones) and Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg, Elementary).
As the century enters its final decade, recession stalks Great Britain. Its preeminent role in the world is under threat and nowhere is the bloated British Empire’s problems felt more keenly than in its dark heart: the East End of London. The Metropolitan Police’s H Division must battle new evils that threaten to disrupt the delicate peace struck at the end season one.
David Costabile (Breaking Bad, The Wire), Damien Molony (Being Human), Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) and Leanne Best (Wire in the Blood) join the cast for Season Two.
Matthew Macfadyen as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid
Jerome Flynn as Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake
Adam Rothenberg as Captain Homer Jackson
MyAnna Buring as Long Susan
Charlene McKenna as Rose Erskine
David Wilmot as Sergeant Donald Artherton
David Dawson as Fred Best
Joseph Mawle as Detective Inspector Jebediah Shine
Gillian Saker as Bella Drake
Damien Molony as Detective Constable Albert Flight
Executive Producer(s): Greg Brenman and Will Gould (Tiger Aspect); Simon Vaughan (Lookout Point); Andrew Lowe; Ed Guiney
Producer: Stephen Smallwood
Produced for the BBC by Tiger Aspect Productions, Lookout Point and BBC AMERICA
Made with the participation of Bord Scannén na hÉireann (Irish Film Board)
Commissioned by BBC Head of Drama, Ben Stephenson and Danny Cohen
Executive Producer for BBC1: Polly Hill
Location: Dublin, Ireland