The Victorian-era detectives of "Ripper Street" have been granted a stay of execution, thanks to
The online retail giant announced the new eight-episode season as part of the launch of its Amazon Prime Streaming Video service in the United Kingdom. The third season will stream on Amazon in the United Kingdom before it airs on BBC One, where the first two seasons aired.
BBC America, a co-producer of the series, will air the new season after it has aired in the United Kingdom on BBC One. Currently, Amazon does not have streaming rights for the show in the United States.
This is the first time Amazon has saved the life of a series previously canceled on cable TV. Its rival in the online streaming entertainment space,
"Ripper Street" stars Matthew Macfadyen,
The new season will begin filming in May of this year for a 2015 premiere.