Amazon nabs rights to BBC America drama 'Ripper Street'

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Image Credit: Amanda Searle/BBC America

Ripper Street, a London-set period drama, was canceled due to poor ratings in its second season. But it looks like it’s getting a second chance: Amazon acquired streaming rights to the show, which was and will continue to be co-produced by BBC America, and we’ll get to see a third season of Ripper Street after all.

The show stars Matthew Macfadyen and centers on the more crime-ridden areas of London’s East End in the late 1800s. Its first two seasons have already aired in the U.K., but the second season is currently airing on American television with a new episode this Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on BBC America. There is no date set for the Amazon Prime Instant Video premiere of the third season yet.

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