Avid viewers of true-crime television: here’s one that may have you hooked.
Netflix has released the trailer for The Ripper, which takes a look at the the Yorkshire Ripper murders that struck West Yorkshire and Manchester between 1975 to 1980. 13 women were dead and the police seemed incapable of catching the killer. No one felt safe – and every man was a suspect. The killer, eventually found, was Peter Sutcliffe, who was sentenced to twenty concurrent sentences of life imprisonment in 1981. This docuseries is certainly timely: Sutcliffe died just last week, after having contracted COVID-19.
Netflix states that with The Ripper, which has four episodes, “we hear from investigators, journalists, survivors, and the victims’ families on their stories, and how the prejudices and misogyny of the time played a part in these women being so tragically let down.”
The docuseries hits the streamer on December 16th.