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The third series of the show - which is co-produced by the BBC and Amazon - previously launched on Amazon Prime Instant Video at the end of 2014.
The drama is set in Whitechapel, East London following the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper murders in 1889.
The show's creator and writer Richard Warlow said: "Series three pivots around the fall from grace of 'Long' Susan Hart, a woman whose new philanthropic ambition is matched only by her ruthless pursuit.
"Because in Whitechapel, good intentions all too often have evil ends, and as strong as she is, Whitechapel is stronger."
Amazon has also confirmed that the drama will continue for a fourth and fifth series. It is unclear whether the forthcoming series will air on the BBC.
MyAnna Buring - who stars as Long Susan - told Digital Spy last »
David Wenham in.Banished
The omens weren't great in the lead-up to the premiere of Banished on BBC First amid the controversy over the absence of Indigenous characters in the drama set in penal colony Nsw. UK critics had lambasted the 7-part series created by Jimmy McGovern as a soppy and heavy-handed romantic triangle when it premiered on BBC2 in March. McGovern defended his decision on the grounds that the action takes place during the first weeks of settlement in 1788 before the new settlers had any direct interaction with the Indigenous people. The June 25 premiere on BBC First, which co-commissioned the series starring David Wenham as Governor Arthur Phillip, MyAnna Buring, Russell Tovey and Julian Rhind-Tutt, may have caused a few nervous ripples at Foxtel and BBC First: just 38,000 watched the first telecast, according to OzTam. But audiences for the first and second episodes have grown with repeats and time-shifted viewing, »
- Don Groves
As the popular BBC drama begins on Foxtel, we get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Banished, filmed in Manly and Manchester, and based on the historic events of the settlement of the first fleet in New South Wales by Governor Arthur Phillip in 1788. Written by Redfern Now producer Jimmy McGovern, the seven part mini-series stars David Wenham, Ryan Corr, Russell Tovey, Myanna Buring and Julian Rhind-Tutt in a period drama about love and survival in the harsh new world
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- Emma Froggatt
As fans are likely aware, Ripper Street was cancelled but was then revived for a third season thanks to a deal with Amazon. Do the ratings on BBC America really matter? Likely not as much as they used to but it's still fun to follow along and see how the show's doing.
This season of Ripper Street picks up four years after Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen), Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn), and Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg) split and isolated themselves from one another. Others in the cast include MyAnna Buring, Charlene McKenna, Clive Russell, David Wilmot, and David Dawson.
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The former Emmerdale actress will be playing Emma, the heavily pregnant daughter of a prison officer in ITV's three-part drama series.
Glenister will play the role of Prison Officer David Murdoch whose life becomes threatened during a hospital visit for a female prisoner.
Cavaliero reprise her role as DS Susan Reinhardt from the first series as she tries to unravel why Murdoch is behaving out of character.
Prey is currently filming and will air on ITV later this year. »
After a successful revival, Amazon has commissioned a fourth and fifth series of the Victorian detective drama
Ripper Street lives on – Amazon Prime confirmed today that it has recommissioned the Victorian detective drama for a fourth and fifth season.
Originally a BBC drama, Ripper Street was dropped after the second series, only to find a new online home for its third. The series, starring Matthew Macfadyen, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg, follows the adventures of 19th-century policemen in London’s East End.
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- Richard Vine
Ripper Street, the police thriller set in Victorian Whitechapel following the legendary Jack the Ripper murders, has given a further two series by Amazon Instant Video. Starring Matthew Macfadyen (The Enfield Haunting), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones) and Adam Rothenberg, with MyAnna Buring (The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit) also playing a starring role in the most recent...
- Christian Cawley
Ripper Street will return for a fourth and fifth series, after becoming the most-watched show on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK.
Amazon resurrected the period procedural after it was axed by BBC One, with the third series - released in November - proving a success for the online outlet.
Two further series have now been commissioned, with launch dates for both to be announced later this year.
Series three will have its first airing on BBC One this summer.
"I had always hoped that Ripper Street would live to follow the world of 'H' Division right through to the end of the Victorian age itself; so with many great thanks to Amazon, and all those viewers who have taken Ripper Street to their hearts, it's »
Michael Cowan’s Phoenix World Entertainment handles international sales on the political satire, which stars Matthew Macfadyen (Anna Karenina) as a British filmmaker hired by the president of Karastan to make an epic movie about the European region.
The film, which opened the London Comedy Festival in January, is also being released this month across Germany by Piffl Medien as Welcome to Karastan, following its award winning success at the Hamburg Film Festival.
A release in the Cis territories will begin on May 15 through 20 Steps, and further summer festival dates for the film are being lined up including Motovun and Cluj following recent screenings in Prague and Sofia »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Tovey said that the decision to cancel Jimmy McGovern's gritty historical series was "a sad day for drama".
The history of Australia will have to tell it's story without us - #banished on @BBCTwo has ended it's adventure.. Sad day for drama x
— russell tovey (@russelltovey) May 5, 2015
Banished offered an uncompromising look at life in 18th century Australia, with tensions high between officers and convicts. Starring Tovey, MyAnna Buring, Rory McCann and Julian Rhind-Tutt, the series opened to overnight audiences of 3.4 million in March.
"I think all of us would love to rejoin this story and be a part of it again," MyAnna Buring, who played Elizabeth Quinn, told Digital Spy. "Some stories that you tell, they become very close to your heart - and this is one of those."
"The natives have got »
Scavenger’s Song: Johnson’s Chilling, Stylized Sophomore Feature
Opening with a brooding, atmospheric ambience as we drift through a throbbing drug bust set to an electric synth score, Gerard Johnson’s exciting sophomore film, Hyena, recalls early 80’s efforts from the likes of Abel Ferrara or Michael Mann, an exciting concoction of style and tone overlaying familiar narrative tropes. Though the film doesn’t quite maintain this level of elation, dipping into a customary groove that reveals little outside of the inevitable consequences that accompany the actions we see here, Johnson proves to be a promisingly abrasive new voice coming out of the UK. Utilizing the talents of DoP Benjamin Kracun (For Those in Peril, 2013), and bringing along composer Matt Johnson and editor Ian Davies from his 2009 debut, serial killer film Tony, the end result is an unsettling nightmare sporting an arresting energy often absent from trajectories so recognizable. »
- Nicholas Bell
Ironically enough, BBC Two's drama series Banished took no prisoners - the latest effort from BAFTA-winning writer Jimmy McGovern was an uncompromising look at life in 18th century Australia, with tensions high between officers and convicts.
But were you gripped til tonight's final episode - or did you find Banished too grim to swallow? Digital Spy wants to hear your thoughts on the seven-parter - so leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Let us know if you'd like to see more Banished too - there are certainly plans on McGovern's part to bring the series back, with his cast speaking enthusiastically to DS about the idea.
"I think all of us would love to rejoin this story and be a part of it again," said MyAnna Buring, who played Elizabeth Quinn. "Some stories that you tell, they become very close to your heart - and this is one of those. »
Tommy (Rhind-Tutt) is due to be hanged, and all comes to a head as he reconciles with his wife. Meanwhile James (Tovey) faces the hardest decision of his life.
UK premiere of the documentary series examining the life of property tycoon Robert Durst, who has been accused of three murders over the past 30 years.
Featuring interviews with Durst himself, who speaks about the accusations for the first time, expect an intense look at the man behind the empire.
Andy (Pemberton) takes a job at Comfort Support Line's call centre, a helpline for the lonely and desperate. »
TV Picks: BBC America’s critically-acclaimed and BAFTA nominated original British drama Ripper Street returns in April. Picking up in 1894, four years after the culmination of season two, the new season reveals a vivid and sensual descent into the lives of the men and women who must live on the violent streets of Whitechapel in late Victorian London.Ripper Street premieres Wednesday, April 29, 10:00pm Et on BBC America. Matthew Macfadyen returns as Detective Inspector Reid, Jerome Flynn as the newly promoted Detective Inspector Bennet Drake, and Adam Rothenberg as Captain Homer Jackson. MyAnna Buring also returns as Long Susan in […] »
- April Neale
Banished, the first commission from Australian cable channel BBC First, premiered on BBC2 last week, winning its timeslot but failing to impress many UK critics.
Reviewers derided the First Fleet saga created by Jimmy McGovern as soppy,. heavy-handed and, in parts, unintentionally funny.
The 7-part drama, produced by See-Saw Films and McGovern and producing partner Sita Williams, stars David Wenham as Governor Arthur Phillip, a pragmatic idealist who hopes to turn the penal colony into land of opportunity for all.. It will debut on BBC First in June.
Joseph Milson plays his nemesis Major Ross, who believes the only chance of survival is to rule with an iron fist. Ryan Corr and Adam Nagaitis play privates, Ewen Bremner is a pious priest with Genevieve O.Reilly as his selfless wife and Brooke Harman as Governor Phillip.s housekeeper. Cast as convicts are Orla Brady, Joanna Vanderham, »
- Don Groves
Hyena is a gritty, brutal crime drama, but sadly, not one that really works.
Gerald Johnson's London crime drama Hyena stretches the definition of 'good copper' by some distance. Our anti-hero, Michael Logan, is not morally upstanding as much as he is competent and the film is open about that from the very beginning.
Michael (Peter Ferdinando) is the corrupt, substance abusing leader of a corrupt, substance abusing task force in a corrupt, mostly substance abusing Met. After he sees a contact murdered in front of him by a pair of Albanian brothers called the Kabashis, (Orli Shuka and Gjevat Kelmendi) who have designs on the London drug trade, his chickens all come home to roost at once.
Aside from being reassigned to the command of former partner David Knight (Stephen Graham) and having Internal Affairs' Taylor (Richard Dormer) breathing down his neck, Michael realises that the Albanians are also trafficking people, »
BAFTA-winning writer Jimmy McGovern returns to British television to tell the story of the first settlers in Australia - British officers and convicts, all lost and endlessly at odds.
Be sure to tune in for another instalment of E4's excellent companion series Banana at 10pm too.
Ross Kemp: Extreme World: Sky1, 9pm
It's the last in the current series of Kemp's scintillating documentary series, which presents an unbiased look at troubled territories at home and abroad.
Tonight, Ross examines how British seaside towns have become a dumping ground and an easy target for drug dealers. »
Setting his new series in 18th century Australia might seem like a departure for Jimmy McGovern - the BAFTA-winning writer renowned for using drama to address issues plaguing contemporary Britain.
"Jimmy adores the people he writes and he knows intrinsically who each of these people are, and the way that those characters interweave is inherent to him," Tovey suggests.
Buring - speaking to DS a few days later - is similarly effusive about McGovern: "He just gets straight down to the nitty-gritty of what it means to be human.
"You can be in the future, »
Ahead of its UK release this Friday, we’ve got a first look clip from the gritty British police corruption thriller Hyena, which which features a cast that includes Peter Ferdinando, Elisa Lasowski, Stephen Graham, Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring, and Richard Dormer. Check it out below…
“Plain clothes detective Michael (Peter Ferdinando) runs a task force targeting the capital’s drug-dealing underworld. But these are no honest coppers. In fact, they’re happy to strike deals with gangsters. Michael himself even invests in their criminal enterprises. But this cosy set-up changes dramatically with the arrival on the scene of two violent Albanian brothers, sparking a vicious turf war. Matters are further complicated when Michael falls for Ariana (Elisa Lasowski), who’s been trafficked by the Albanians, and an internal investigation threatens to expose his corruption.”
Hyena is released in cinemas on Friday.
- Gary Collinson
Garnering comparison to classic crime films like The Long Good Friday, Gerard Johnson’s sophomore feature, Hyena looks a stylish, brutal affair. Find its new poster, below. Though living within the realm of harsh, neon crime, Hyena boasts a horror pedigree. The cast features Kill List vets Neil Maskell and MyAnna Buring, while writer/director Johnson and star Peter Ferdinando first…
- Samuel Zimmerman
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