Ripper Street Season 4 Starts Filming

Ripper Street Season 4The fourth season of Amazon Prime’s period crime drama has recently begun filming.

Ripper Street stars Matthew MacFadyen, Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenberg will be hard at work keeping the streets of Whitechapel free from crime and corruption while dealing with their own demons.

The dark, gritty period drama was cancelled by the BBC after two seasons but picked up by Amazon last year, and has recently been renewed for seasons 4 and 5. In a report on Cultbox, Amazon Instant Video EU Vice President Jay Marine says: “Ripper Street is a sterling example of British drama at its best. The show is already a huge global hit and with the Amazon cut giving creative freedom on the episode length and the addition of even more world-class talent, we can’t wait to see what Season 4 has in store.”

Show creator Richard Warlow expressed his excitement about the upcoming season. He said: “From our new studio set in Ireland, it has been a delight to watch this cast reunite and grow. As these new characters’ lives take shape on the page it is a daily inspiration to know that they will be brought to life by the most magnificent troupe of actors Ripper Street has yet assembled.

Speaking of the amazing cast, several talented British actors were recently reported to have joined the already excellent cast of the crime show.

Matthew_Lewis joins_Ripper_StreetMatthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom himself, who recently appeared in military comedy Bluestone 42) has joined the cast as a new policeman, according to the Radio Times. While there aren’t a lot of details revealed about this character so far, Lewis tweeted a picture of himself in full costume (and with a cool mustache) while next to a horse.

David Threlfall (Shameless) will also join the show, playing a villainous character named Abel Croker, described as a “keeper of men’s secrets” and a “wharfinger.” Such a shady character will surely give our trio of policemen some major problems in the coming season. A keeper of secrets is always a dangerous man.David Threlfall Ripper Street Season 4

More additions to the cast include Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood), David Warner (The Omen), and Killian Scott (Calvary). Lucy Cohu and Derek Riddell will reprise their roles as Deborah Goren and Constantine, while series regulars MyAnna Buring and Charlene McKenna will still be in on the action.

Ripper Street season 3 is currently airing on Fridays on BBC One.