RIPPER STREET sounds like a great idea for a series — a police procedural set in the aftermath of Jack the Ripper’s rampage — and we all know the British excel at doing period pieces, but I hope the execution of this teaser is not a reflection of the way the series will be handled.
A lone man being chased through the rain by three unknown men? Hmm, there’s definitely not enough information in this clip to hook the average viewer and get folks psyched for the show — unless you happen to know the premise. People could be forgiven for getting the idea that this series will focus on the hunt for the Ripper (and assume that’s him being chased). Too much of the teaser is wasted on the Olympic stadium and the title card.