‘Ripper Street’ Reunion 2021 — Is It Happening?

Rumors of a Ripper Street reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (August 12) as reports claimed that BBC One confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.

UPDATE 13/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Can you believe it's been 7 years since Ripper Street first aired?! (7 years, 7 months, 14 days to be exact.)

Why in the world did Ripper Street end?

When Ripper Street came to an end after 4 years in October 2016, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn), Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and Long Susan (MyAnna Buring). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.

Would a Ripper Street reunion disappoint people?

Ripper Street aired from 2012-2016 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Macfadyen said he's not sure if Ripper Street would work today. “I don't want to see old Detective Inspector Edmund Reid,” he told a journalist (Macfadyen turned 45 in October). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.

Still hoping for a Ripper Street movie?

In a recent interview, Matthew Macfadyen said he can't imagine a Ripper Street reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”

Co-star Jerome Flynn has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Ripper Street movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”

On the subject of whether there could be a Ripper Street film, MyAnna Buring stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”

What about a Ripper Street reboot?

Recasting Ripper Street for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.

Be it in the form of a Ripper Street reunion, a Ripper Street movie, or a Ripper Street reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?

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