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.