Jassa to star in BAFTA nominated Ripper Street

Jassa will be starring alongside Mathew Macfadyen (Anna Karenina, Spooks, The Pillars of the Earth, Robin Hood, Frost/Nixon), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones, Soldier Soldier) and Adam Rothenberg (Elementary, Law & Order, Mad Money) as an episode lead in the highly anticipated second series of BBC One's BAFTA nominated Ripper Street.

Set in Victorian Whitechapel in London's East End, in the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders, Ripper Street marks Jassa's second period piece this year. In May he wrapped on a six week shoot in Malta for BBC One film The Whale, set to broadcast late this year / early 2014. The Whale tells the true story of the sinking of the whaleship Essex in 1820.

Speaking about the second series, Ripper Street creator and writer Richard Warlow told the BBC:

"I am enormously grateful to have been given the opportunity to return to 'H' Division once more and will be working tirelessly to ensure that those who have joined us each week will find ever more compelling crime-fighting thrills down on Ripper Street the second time around. 
The series will move forward into the 1890s: the death rattle of a century coming to a close, the labour pains of a modern world on the rise.
It is this sense of climax and calamity that, week by week, our heroes will confront with conviction and heroism."

Ripper Street is due to return to BBC One in early 2014.

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