Broadcast reports that BBC One has commissioned Ripper Street, an 8 x 60-minute detective drama set in London during the Jack the Ripper era.
Created by Richard Warlow (Mistresses, Waking the Dead), Ripper Street follows Inspector Reid, a character based on a real detective, and the officers of Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889. Reid is assisted by fictional forensics expert Homer Jackson.
Ripper Street is co-produced by Tiger Aspect and Lookout Point. Filming will begin next spring.