Ripper Street – Second Season Premieres February 22, 2014 at 9/8c on BBC America.
East London. 1890. The long shadow of Jack the Ripper may be gone, but the job of protecting London’s Whitechapel district has never been harder for Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen, Anna Karenina) and his loyal deputies Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn, Game of Thrones) and Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg, Elementary). As the century enters its final decade, recession stalks Great Britain. Its preeminent role in the world is under threat and nowhere is the bloated British Empire’s problems felt more keenly than in its dark heart: the East End of London. The Metropolitan Police’s H Division must battle new evils that threaten to disrupt the delicate peace struck at the end season one. David Costabile (Breaking Bad, The Wire), Damien Molony (Being Human), Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) and Leanne Best (Wire in the Blood) join the cast for season two. BBC AMERICA’s Ripper Street premieres Saturday, February 22, 9:00pm ET/PT.Season 2, Episode 1 -Pure as the Driven
Season 2 | Episode 1 | Original Airdate: February 22nd, 2013 | 9:00PM Jack the Ripper may be fading into memory but East London has found no peace; H Division’s beat is more chaotic and lawless than ever. So when a sergeant from Limehouse’s neighboring K Division is found hurled from a Whitechapel tenement window, Reid is quick to act. If the police are to be so publicly assaulted on his streets, what hope is there for law-abiding civilian life? Investigations into the man’s activities lead them to the Chinatown at Limehouse dockside and into the orbit of K-Division’s Inspector Jedediah Shine. Shine’s conviction is that his sergeant has fallen victim to a Triad turf war, but Jackson discovers evidence of a newly synthesized and devastatingly powerful opiate. This leads Reid to different conclusions and fears that a new kind of hell is to be released on to his streets.
Ripper Street - Season 2 Promotional Stills
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