Thanks to a successful revival by Amazon following its untimely cancellation at the hands of the BBC, bloodthirsty drama Ripper Street will be returning for a fourth and fifth series. When the BBC announced it was closing the book on Ripper Street after its second series, the fans were not happy, in fact, they were so disgruntled they mounted a campaign to save the series. Amazon listened and swooped in to offer the Beeb a co-funding deal to produce new episodes. When the third series launched on Amazon late last year,  it went on to become their most viewed title on Amazon Prime UK. 

Ripper Street creator and writer Richard Warlow was thrilled by Amazon’s commitment to the longevity of the series;

"It is a great privilege to be asked to continue this journey through Victorian Whitechapel. I had always hoped that Ripper Street would live to follow the world of 'H' Division right through to the end of the Victorian age itself; so with many great thanks to Amazon, and all those viewers who have taken Ripper Street to their hearts, it's a delight to have now been given that very opportunity."

The good news is that actors Matthew Macfadyen and Jerome Flynn will be back in action chasing down the very worst London has to offer. There is currently no broadcast date for series four or five, but Amazon have promised to make an announcement on that in the near future.

Ripper Street series three arrives on BBC One and BBC America this summer, but Amazon Prime are the exclusive home to the extended episodes just in case you wondered.