‘Ripper Street’ Leads Way To Canada Norway After Sales
The crime drama, which is co produced by Dublin’s Element Pictures, London’s Tiger Aspect Productions and Lookout Point, has been sold by BBC Worldwide to Canada’s Space and Norway’s NRK.
Space is Canada’s home to some of BBC’s most popular science fiction shows such as ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Being Human’, while NRK airs the likes of HBO show ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and Nickelodeon show ‘iCarly’.
The eight part series, which was shot in Dublin over 19 weeks this summer, follows three lawmen on the hunt for the now infamous Jack the Ripper murderer in London’s Whitechapel. The series focuses on the aftermath of the murders, charting the journey from copycat killers, to the sensationalism played out in the media, to the fear left behind in the town.
The series will receive its international premiere at the Rome Fiction Fest on October 1 where actor Matthew Macfadyen (Spooks) will be present to celebrate his character Inspector Edmund Reid, whom he plays alongside Jerome Flynn’s Sergeant Bennett Drake (Game of Thrones) and Adam Rothenberg’s Captain Homer Jackson.
‘Ripper Street’ was shot on location a converse t Dublin’s Clancy Barracks for 19 weeks, with scenes also filmed in the Phoenix Park and Trinity College.
Richard Warlow (Waking the Dead) and Toby Finlay wrote the script, with Colm McCarthy, Tom Shankland and Andy Wilson all taking the director’s seat. Stephen Smallwood produced, with Will Gould, Greg Brenman, Poll Hilly and Simon Vaughan the executive producers. PJ Dillon and Peter Robertson worked on cinematography.
Irish cast includes Charlene McKenna (Raw) and David Wilmot (Shadow converse Dancer). Egg Post Production and Screen Scene VFX, both based in Dublin, worked on post for the series.
na N Dhonghale, a fre converse elance editor, worked on four episodes of the series on behalf of Egg, with Gareth Nolan assisting. Sebastian Guest was the colourist and Dominic Lord was the HD finisher. Howard Bargroff was in charge of the sound mix, while Nikki Moss was the sound designer. Therese Caldwell, also independent from Egg, was post production supervisor on the project.
Ed Bruce (Game of Thrones) was the visual effects supervisor for Screen Scene VFX. VFX producer Sarah Mooney and VFX c converse oordinator Nick Murphy managed a team of artists and all things VFX related.
‘Ripper Street’ will air on BBC One this autumn, while it is expected BBC America will have the show top of its list at next week’s MIPCOM event in Cannes.