A New British Series that looks back to the late-Victorian Age has debuted. Originally from the BBC, Ripper Street is now airing on Space in Canada as well. I’ve put a post to the official online feed from Space. If you are unable to read it, you may need to do a little research on the web to figure out how to watch.
I suggest that you take the time to watch if you can. Ripper Street follows a group of detectives, lead by a man who failed to find Jack the Ripper in the original Whitechapel Murders. It’s now 1889 and a woman has been murdered with all the signs of being the Ripper’s next Victim. But wait. It’s not Jack. Someone else is killing in the streets of London and the police must track down this killer before he kills again.
I’ve only watched the first episode but it was fun. A bit gruesome (appropriate, given the crime genre). Think a “Victorian CSI”.
I would not necessarily say that the series is a brilliant revelation by any means. I’m hoping it grows on me. The preview for the next episode looks promising so I will continue to watch.
A silly contribution to the Victorian and Edwardian Research Page but one that may be of interest to people interested in the Neo-Victorian.