Having rescued the period police procedural drama “Ripper Street” from cancellation after two seasons, Amazon must be happy with their commission and exclusive launch last year of a third season on their Amazon Prime Instant Video service.
Today comes word that the show performed very well with the third season streamed more than any other TV show and attracting larger viewing audiences than some major U.S. series.
As a result, Amazon has now committed to two further seasons for Prime Instant in the UK with filming to begin immediately. Premiere dates for the two new seasons have yet to be set, though it sounds like they may be slightly shorter runs of six or seven episodes each rather than the usual eight.
Matthew Macfadyen has confirmed he’s set to return, saying in a statement: “I’m delighted to be embarking on another dose of Ripper Street – blood and guts, pocket watches and Victorian head-gear, wonderfully dark, moving and mysterious story lines from Mr Richard Warlow. Thanks Amazon.”
Source: TV Wise