Ripper Street To Keep Ripping

I'm a big fan of Ripper Street. Even if the late 1800s weren't my favourite historical period, and even if Victorian London wasn't one of the most complex social environments ever, and even if the cast wasn't completely engaging in their decidedly unromantic portrails of the characters, and even if the show didn't do one of the best jobs I've seen blending damned good fiction with established events, it'd still be a show worth watching. I enjoyed series 2 far more than season 2 of House of Cards, or Newsroom.

So, it was sad when the BBC announced that the show had been cancelled, for something as petty and insignificant as rating (though a high quality two series run isn't that unusual for British TV). So it must be Christmas today, since the BBC have announced that the series has been uncancelled. This isn't actaully much of a surprise, as it was pretty much assumed that Tiger Aspect, the producers of the show, was heading in this direction right from the cancellation announcement.

Amazon Prime will foot the bill for, and air first, series 3 of the historical police procedural, with the BBC remaining as a partner, and eventual broadcaster in the UK. Said the Beeb's Ben Stephenson, "This deal gives fans another series of the show they love at excellent value to the licence fee-payer, ensuring that the BBC can also commission an entirely new, yet-to-be-announced drama series." Basically, the BBC gets to have it's cake and eat it. Which is fine by me, so long as I get a slice.

Via Den of Geek.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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