Amazon's 'Ripper Street' to End With Season 5

'Ripper Street' (BBC America)
BBC America

Premieres: Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 p.m.

Set six months after Jack the Ripper got away with a slew of murders on London's East End, a trio of detectives (Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg) try to keep order and solve crimes in the increasingly chaotic neighborhood.

The last outing for the Victorian-era crime series has started filming in Dublin.

The murderous goings-on in London's Victorian-era Ripper Street are coming to an end.

Amazon announced on Monday that the fifth season of the BAFTA-nominated crime show — which has begun filming in Dublin and is due on the company's Prime Video streaming service later this year — will be its last.

Joseph Mawie (In the Heart of the Sea) returns to the series as detective Jedediah Shine, last seen in the season two finale.

Ripper Street almost witnessed its last 19th century stabbing in 2013, when the BBC said it wouldn't be commissioning a third season amid poor ratings. But Amazon stepped in to save the show as a co-producer, with the original Tiger Aspect production team brought on board to create a new season for the then-emerging Amazon Prime streaming service in a similar fashion to Netflix's financing of the revival of Arrested Development.

When it eventually launched on the platform, Ripper Street became its most streamed show in the U.K. The show has also aired on BBC America in the U.S. Season 4 launched exclusively for Prime members in the U.K. in January.