Ripper Street

Ripper Street S3: The characters new and old

Radio Times has two great articles about some of the changes the original characters have undergone in the intervening four years (since series three took place) and some of the new characters.  Be sure to catch both articles.

First-look at Louise Brealey in Ripper Street series three

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Ripper Street S3: RTE Interview with the stars of Ripper Street

RTE has interviewed the stars of Ripper Street: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg.  The full interview can be read HERE

And excerpt from Matthew about cancellation and fan reaction: 

Matthew Macfadyen (plays Detective Inspector Edmund Reid): It [fan reaction] was lovely. It was flattering, and gratifying. I think you know when a show is running out of steam and that's fine, because they do. But I didn't feel like it was. I think as actors you're used to... You don't know what's going on and you're sort of buffeted around job to job. But I think, certainly for the writers, the creators and the producers, it [the cancellation] was sort of a bigger deal in a way. There's so much work and thought [put into it]- years and years and years - and then suddenly it's off.

It must be a big motivation for you all that the show has come back from the dead.
Matthew Macfadyen: You want it to be as good as it can be, always. We did a couple of weeks in Manchester before we arrived in Dublin. But coming to Clancy [Barracks] was lovely because we've done two years [series] and it was a lovely feeling because the crew was back together.

About his character Reid:
Matthew Macfadyen: Reid's been making an archive. He's become very insular and a bit odd. He's made this enormous archive in Leman Street [police station], cataloguing every villain and ne'er-do-well, snitch and everything – sort of like a first computer database. His eyesight's getting worse and he's very lonely.

Be sure to read the full RTE interview.

Ripper Street begins 14 November on Amazon Instant Video in the UK

Ripper Street S3: Episode 1 and 2 trailer

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Ripper Street S3: Possibility of a fourth series?

Radio Times spoke with show creator Richard Warlow who said the third series will hit an end point of sorts but there will be opportunity to continue.

MyAnna Buring – who plays Long Susan Hart, owner of Obsidian Estates and Captain Jackson's estranged wife – agrees, adding, "[before] it was left with a confidence of knowing we'd come back whereas now it's not the confidence that it couldn't come back, it's just the confidence that this is where they always wanted to get to."

"On [the creators'] own terms, on the characters' own terms and it doesn't mean it's all wrapped up," adds Matthew Macfadyen, the man behind Inspector Edmund Reid.

Also see what Matthew had to say about his famous bowler hat.

Ripper Street S3: Radio Times introduces us to Series 3 from the cast

 Radio Times has an introduction of the third series of Ripper Street which takes place 4 years after the last series.  The introduction is given by the cast.  Here's what Matthew Macfadyen had to introduce:

Matthew McFadyen – plays Inspector Edmund Reid. Estranged from Councillor Jane Cobden and Captain Jackson, Reid is leading an increasingly lonely life, forsaking booze and burning the midnight oil at Leman Street. 

"Reid’s been making an archive. He’s become very insular and a bit odd, quite anal, and he’s made this enormous archive cataloguing every villain and snitch – like a first computer database so he can cross-reference. His eyesight’s getting worse and he’s very lonely. His relationships have all broken down. 

Read about the characters on Radio Times.

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