Monday, September 20, 2010

Whitechapel II

The second series of Whitechapel, starring Rupert Penry-Jones, will this time focus on descendants of the Kray twins. I don't know when it'll be shown but it looks to be in ITV's Autumn/Winter schedule.


From ITV's press release:
Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis, and Steve Pemberton will appear in a second series of the critically acclaimed serial drama Whitechapel.

Whitechapel II once again draws on a set of iconic cult crimes born out of the area. After Jack the Ripper comes the gangster brutality of the Krays, and in Whitechapel II the paranoia of this era and the faded glamour of the former East End overlords will characterise the drama.

Peter Serafinowicz (The Peter Serafinowicz Show) will play DCI Cazenove and Craig Parkinson, (Lark-Rise to Candleford) will play twins, Jimmy and Johnny Kray.

Returning to write the second series are Ben Court and Caroline Ip and Sally Woodward Gentle will executive produce the series.

Woodward Gentle said: "Whitechapel II will be as sharp, intense and as visually distinctive as the first series with the gangster culture of the Krays never far away. Once again the streets of Whitechapel yield an extraordinary story and we are delighted, if slightly scared, to be going back there again."

3 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

I loved the first series of Whitechapel. Can't wait for this one.

Clarissa Draper from Listen To The Voices

Bernadette in Australia said...

the first one of these was surprisingly enjoyable - aside from showing that gherkin building or whatever it is every 10 minutes :)

Anonymous said...

The "new Krays" looks more like Trigger from Only Fools and Horses.
Awright, Dave