30 October 2014 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
Broadcast
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Broadcast News
Production News
Festivals News
Facilities News
Distribution News
Training News
Markets News
Finance News
Legal News
Digital News
Cast News
Crew News
Locations News
Commercials News
Telecoms News
List Your Company
Free Newsletter
Site Map
IFTN HOME
Irish Co-Production ‘Ripper Street’ Returning To BBC For Second Series
30 Jan 2013 : By Eva Hall
'Ripper Street' has an all-star cast
A second series of Irish-English co-production ‘Ripper Street’ has been commissioned by BBC, with the production expected to return to Dublin in spring 2013.

The first series, which is currently airing on BBC One, filmed in Clancy Barracks in Dublin for 19 weeks last summer, and was an Element Pictures, Tiger Aspect and Lookout Point co-production.

The BBC announced it had ordered a second series of the show yesterday, with series creator Richard Warlow and Tiger Aspect’s Will Gould returning. In series one, Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg star as policemen and a doctor living in Whitechapel in 1880s London, in the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper murders.

While no announcement has been made on the Irish leg of production, as well as cast, it is expected the production will return to Clancy Barracks, which is currently the filming location of another BBC-Element and Tyrone Productions series, ‘Quirke’.

A source close to the production said they “loved” their time in Ireland, and would be more than happy to situate the production here a second time. An announcement on the Irish co-producers and Irish filming locations is expected soon.

Ben Stephenson, controller of BBC Drama commissioning, says: “Quality and ambition run through ‘Ripper Street’, from Richard Warlow’s original scripts, the incredible cast and the captivating direction. All combine to create a period series with a modern and gripping edge that will return for a second series in 2014.”

In series one of ‘Ripper Street’, Monaghan actress Charlene McKenna plays brothel worker Rose, who has a close relationship with both Rothenberg and Flynn’s characters. Other key Irish crew include Ed Guiney, producer for Element, costume designer Lorna Marie Mugan, and DoP PJ Dillon.

Screen Scene and Egg Post Production looked after VFX and sound post respectively.

The first series of ‘Ripper Street’ was funded by the Irish Film Board, and benefited from Section 481.

Irish production designer Mark Geraghty designed the entire set of ‘Ripper Street’, which consists of a police station with cells, a brothel, a bar as well as houses. Geraghty has been nominated for an IFTA Award for his work.

‘Ripper Street’, estimated to have brought in €8m in revenue, was one of the biggest international co-productions to film in Ireland in 2012. It joined HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’, funded by NI Screen and the European Regional Development Fund, which filmed in Northern Ireland, and The History Channel’s ‘Vikings’, which shot in Wicklow.

In 2012, Irish productions brought in more than €100m, with €80m going directly to cast and crew working in the Irish film and television industry.

The second series is expected to begin filming in the spring, with a broadcast date scheduled for 2014.

‘Ripper Street’ series one airs on BBC One on Sunday nights at 9pm.


BREAKING NEWS
RTÉ and Irish Film Board Announce Five Successful Series for the Storyland Commissioning Project
TG4 celebrates its 18th Birthday this Halloween
Q&A with Leonie Prendergast – Costume Designer for ‘All is By My Side’
Oscar-winning director Andrea Arnold Set For Foyle Film Festival Conference

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
The Glue That Holds It All Together
IFTN interviews Des Doyle, director of ‘Showrunners’
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Q&A with Leonie Prendergast – Costume Designer for ‘All is By My Side’
29 Oct 2014 
Amazon Prime Instant to Release ‘Ripper Street’ Series 3 on 14 November
28 Oct 2014 
Irish Companies gear up for MIPCOM and MIPJunior
09 Oct 2014 
Minister for Arts speaks of ‘positive growth’ in the Film Industry
09 Oct 2014 
EDITOR'S PICK
TG4 celebrates its 18th Birthday this Halloween
Q&A with Leonie Prendergast – Costume Designer for ‘All is By My Side’
Cillian Murphy & Michael Smiley to Star in Ben Wheatley’s Next Film
Q&A with Daniel Birch – Production Sound Mixer on ‘All is By My Side’
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter