Exploring 'Ripper Street' – "Ripper Street" gives period drama a gritty edge by prowling the streets of London's East End in 1889, right after the Jack the Ripper murders have terrorized the city.
Exploring 'Ripper Street' – Capt. Homer Jackson, played by Adam Rothenberg, is an ex-Pinkerton detective with an interest in early forensics. "He's making it up as he goes along. Jackson is doing autopsies and handling evidence, drenched in blood and smoking cigarettes," Rothenberg said.
Exploring 'Ripper Street' – Sgt. Bennet Drake, played by Jerome Flynn, isn't above using violence to make people talk -- even his fellow policemen.
Exploring 'Ripper Street' – Long Susan Hart, played by MyAnna Buring, runs a popular brothel, but her past is mysteriously entangled with Capt. Jackson's.
Exploring 'Ripper Street' – Rose Erskine, played by Charlene McKenna, is one of the more popular ladies at Long Susan's brothel.
Exploring 'Ripper Street' – Vice is rampant in 1889 Whitechapel, and brothels are around every corner.