The Ripper Netflix release date: When will The Ripper be released?

The Ripper Netflix release date: When will The Ripper be released?

November 18, 2020

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The Ripper is the new four series about a man who became known as the modern-day Jack the Ripper. The Ripper will be joining a host of true-crime titles on the global streaming platform including Trial 4, Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta and Unsolved Mysteries abut when will The Ripper be released? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

When will The Ripper be released?

The Ripper will premiere on Netflix worldwide on Wednesday, December 16.

The news of the show’s release was announced after the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ died, aged 74.

The entire series will drop in one go on the platform, which means true-crime fans will be able to watch the gripping series in one go over the festive period.

The Ripper was made by the same team behind Don’t F**K with Cats, which gripped the world last December when it arrived on Netflix.

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The Ripper recalls the shocking true story of 13 murders which took place over five years in Yorkshire, England.

A modern-day ‘Jack the Ripper’ terrorised the North of England between 1975 and 1980, killing 13 women.

His victims were: Wilma McCann, Emily Jackson, Irene Richardson, Patricia Atkinson, Jayne MacDonald, Jean Jordan, Yvonne Pearson, Helen Rytka, Vera Millward, Josephine Whitaker, Barbara Leach, Marguerite Walls and Jacqueline Hill.

In the Netflix documentary, former investigators who worked on the case and other witnesses tell their side of the story.

The four-part series will also examine the impact of his crimes on his victims, their families, the survivors and the reaction in Britain at the time.

For years, police were unable to catch the killer, who eventually was captured in January 1981.

At first, police believed there to be just one victim but as the years went on and more victims were found, they realised this was the work of a serial killer.

All of the victims had similar types of injuries that were associated with the legendary Victorian killer, Jack the Ripper.

The gripping Netflix trailer features photographs of the victims and archival footage of the police investigation.

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Participants in the documentary will recall their fear and frustration at the time and their anger at the police.

West Yorkshire police had interviewed the real killer nine times during their five-year investigation but failed to pin him down.

The trailer teases the documentary will also cover the police failings and how the Yorkshire Ripper was caught.

To watch The Ripper, you can subscribe to Netflix from £5.99 per month.

Netflix also has a download option which means you can watch episodes of The Ripper on the go via the Netflix app.

Who was the Yorkshire Ripper?

Peter Sutcliffe, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, was an English serial killer.

On May 22, 1981, he was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others between 1985 and 1980.

He was sentenced to 20 concurrent sentences of life imprisonment, which in 2010 was changed to a whole life order.

He died on Monday, November 16 at HM Prison Frankland, Durham after contracting COVID-19.

He was 74-years-old at the time of his death.

The Ripper premieres Wednesday, December 16 on Netflix

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