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Remember all those tears you shed last December when the BBC canceled Ripper Street, a crime drama about the police precinct that patrols Victorian London’s dangerous Whitechapel district? And well ahead of Season 2's debut on BBC America? Amazon felt your pain deep down in its collective heart regions and has teamed with the BBC to revive the Matthew Macfadyen-led series for a third season, according to Deadline. The episodes will air exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video—which has just launched in the U.K. and will encompass the Amazon service previously known as LoveFilm—before airing on BBC1 a few months later. Amazon will also be the only streaming service where U.K. viewers can watch/catch up on the drama's first two seasons.

This is just Amazon's latest move in its ongoing struggle against the reigning king of instant streaming, the all-powerful Netflix (which also recently revived AMC's The Killing for a shortened final season). Amazon recently acquired the exclusive streaming rights to extremely popular shows like FX's The Americans, NBC's Hannibal, and The CW's Veronica Mars. And this is all in addition to their new crop of drama pilots, which viewers can vote on to help decide which ones get picked up to series. The company still has a ways to go before it can even think about toppling Netflix, but it's definitely putting in some real effort.

There's no word yet on when Ripper Street's third season will make it to the U.S. BBC America will continue to co-produce the series, which is currently airing its second season in the States, and BBC Worldwide will handle its international distribution. Production on the third season will begin in May 2014. 


Who's excited for more Ripper Street?


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Does this article need some correction? S03E01 has aired on BBCA, but Amazon only has S01E01 through S03E01 at $1.99 each. Amazon may be funding it but it's not streaming on Prime at all much less in advance of BBCA...
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Took advantage of the 30 day free prime offer when I bought my new Kindle fully expecting to cancel it before the trial ended. However, after being able to marathon Hannibal ahead of Season 2(made the wrong call to skip it after 1 episode) and seeing all the free content I've decided to happily subscribe. This just sweetens the deal.
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Great to hear it's back, now I can only hope it will return to the greatness of Season 1...as what I have seen from Season 2 has not been as compelling so far.
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Yipee YaY Yeah!!!!!!!!1
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Great news. Ripper Street is truly a very good series. Great script, great acting. I am glad it will be seen again. I really like this show...
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Amazing news!
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!!!Holy F*cknutts Batman!!! Ripper street is returning?!!! Amazon shoulda saved CoPPer too then!!! KT always comin' with the good news ! Between this and the return of The Amerikans I'm stoked for tv all over again.
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YIPPIE!!!!
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I'm very excited--I've been a huge fan since the first episode.
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Woot! Now I just need to get around to watching season 2...
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Yay! I love this show.
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Wonderful news! I love Ripper Street.
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Excellent news, this and the Bosch pilot have me interested in Amazon Prime (been a happy subscriber to Netflix for roughly a year now) can definitely see myself subscribing to Amazon Prime as long as Bosch is turned into a series, if not I'll get Ripper Street later when it's on the BBC.
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Sweeeet!
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Great great news!!!!
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I just want to know when more episodes of Bosch will be avaliable???
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Same, wife and I thought the pilot was very, very good.
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Me!
It had to be picked up though. It was still there at the table, looking good and in it's early thirties, I mean COME ON, anybody somebody! And then came Amazon ...
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So glad to hear this!
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I read here about the cancellation, and decided to look into the the news to learn more, and when I was just reading the news at http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26351457, I came back to TV.COM, and this post appeared!!! I am quite happy.
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That's good news.
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Great show. Glad it isn't dead.
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