Ripper Street cast and spoilers from new final BBC Two series
Over four series - through the men and women whose lives have intersected with the police station on Leman Street - Ripper Street has plunged into the criminal heart of late 19th Century Whitechapel.
In the final series, as the heroes of Ripper Street confront the cataclysmic fallout of the events that brought Series Four to a close, they must also confront the fact that there is little about any of them that is heroic.
Living as outlaws, they must understand the villainy of their own past actions, just as they must pursue those responsible for the evil that has left them hunted and trapped within the Whitechapel underground.
Told over six episodes, it is a story about endings, but also about beginnings. An end-of-days narrative, but also one of origins, Series Five will return our heroes to the dark secret they all share, and to a Whitechapel hauntingly terrorised by an all too familiar horror.
Another serial killer stalks its backstreets and marshes: a man whose vile acts are matched only by his need to escape the dark hunger that drives him.
Ripper Street cast
This powerful closing chapter of the hugely popular show is comprised of six episodes and picks up mere days after the grisly death of Detective Inspector Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn - Game Of Thrones), which reunites his old friends, Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen - Anna Karenina), surgeon Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg - The Divide) and ‘Long’ Susan Hart (MyAnna Buring - Downton Abbey), to bring his murderer to justice.
Ripper Street Season 5 key cast also includes Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter), Joseph Mawle (Game Of Thrones), Benjamin O’Mahony (Kilo Two Bravo), Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond), Anna Burnett (The Falling).
Ripper Street spoilers
Augustus Dove seeks to hide his murdering brother Nathaniel deep in the Hackney Marshes. He must keep Nathaniel safe until he can be sure of Reid’s capture- but will Nathaniel be able to control his urges and keep out of trouble for long enough?
With Dove having successfully turned both his daughter and the public of Whitechapel against him, Reid is left to stew in the cavernous backstage of The Alexandria with Long Susan, Jackson and Mimi. With so much history between these four, tensions are set to rise...
Ripper Street airs tonight at 9:30PM on BBC Two.