Ripper Street, the crime series set in Victorian London, has been renewed for two more seasons. The series' third season was made available on Amazon Instant Video last November and the streaming service has commissioned a fourth and fifth season of the show.

Ripper Street(L-R) Jerome Flynn, Matthew MacFadyen and Adam Rothenberg star in Ripper Street.

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The series was originally on BBC One and the first series was broadcast in 2012. The BBC cancelled the show after the second season's low ratings. Following an outcry on social media from disappointed viewers, the series was soon picked up by Amazon for their Prime Instant Video streaming service in 2013. The company agreed to finance a third season of the show which was aired last year. Their decision has evidently proved profitable as they have agreed to continue financing the series for another two seasons.

The series is set in London in the 1880s and 1890s, shortly after Jack the Ripper terrorised the streets of the East End. Ripper Street follows police officers in H Division as they solve violent crimes around Whitechapel. 

Matthew Macfadyen stars in the series as Inspector Edmund Reid, alongside Jerome Flynn as Inspector Bennet Drake, Adam Rothenberg as Captain Homer Jackson and MyAnna Buring as Long Susan.

Macfadyen released a short statement after the news of the series' renewal was announced, as RT reports. 

"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 [creator] Mr Richard Warlow ," said Macfadyen.

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