The excellent Victorian period crime drama Ripper Street, so cruelly and unwisely dropped by the BBC, will be returning for a third series on Amazon's recently updated video-on-demand service. Amazon confirmed that filming on the third series will begin in May and be exclusive to subscribers to Prime Instant Video, (previously known as LoveFilm), and will be aired a few months later on BBC1.
Is this the future? When the BBC can't afford to keep something going they ask either Amazon or Netflix to pick up some/all of the costs? If so, can we please have a third season of The Hour?!