Last week when I posted the news that ‘Ripper Street’ was returning for a fourth and fifth series. Someone on facebook correctly pointed out to me that Adam Rothenberg could well be doing double duty because of his role in the new ABC drama ‘Wicked City’.
Seemingly this is no longer going to be the case.
Rothenberg, who is best known for his role as Captain Horner Jackson on the hit BBC show has chose to leave his role of Jack Roth in the recently picked up series ‘Wicked City’ so he can return for the new series of ‘Ripper Street.’
This means that his ‘Wicked City’ role will now have to be recast, which seems to be the trend on the new drama show because Rothenberg is the third actor that ABC had had to replace since shooting the pilot for ‘Wicked City.’
Either way Rothenberg’s departure from the new as yet unaired ABC series is our gain because I’d have found a new series of ‘Ripper Street’ hard to imagine without his being a part of it.
The new series of Ripper Street is likely to return at some point later this year or early next year on Amazon Prime. The third season of ‘Ripper Street’, which is still available to view on Amazon is to air during the summer on the BBC, but as yet the BBC have not announced an official launch date or time for the series.