A co-production between the U.S. network and BBC One, "Ripper Street" is currently in the midst of its first season on BBC America, airing on Saturday nights. The second season will, like the first, consist of eight episodes, and is set to premiere in 2014.
The show, which was created by Richard Warlow, stars Matthew Macfadyen as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, who runs a Victorian-era police department in East London. Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, McAnna Buring, Charlene McKenna, David Dawson and Amanda Hale make up the rest of the cast.
In a statement, Warlow said, "I am enormously grateful to have been given the opportunity to return to 'H' Division once more and will be working tirelessly to ensure that those who have joined us each week will find ever more compelling crime-fighting thrills down on Ripper Street the second time around. The series will move forward into the 1890s; the death rattle of a century coming to a close, the labor pains of a modern world on the rise. It is this sense of climax and calamity that, week by week, our heroes will confront with conviction and heroism."