The anthology series Slasher is back with a new season titled Slasher: Ripper. It stars Eric McCormack alongside Paula Brancati, Gabriel Darku, Salvatore Antonio, Lisa Berry, and Sabrina Grdevich. It also features Clare McConnell, Thom Allison, Daniel Kash, and Sadie Laflamme-Snow. Slasher: Ripper premieres on Shudder with two episodes on April 6th.
Slasher: Ripper takes the franchise back in time to the late 19th century and follows Basil Garvey (McCormack), a charismatic tycoon whose success is only rivaled by his ruthlessness, as he oversees a city on the cusp of a new century, and a social upheaval that will see its streets run red with blood. There’s a killer stalking the mean streets, but instead of targeting the poor and downtrodden like Jack the Ripper, The Widow is meting out justice against the rich and powerful. The only person standing in the way of this killer is the newly promoted detective, Kenneth Rijkers, whose ironclad belief in justice may wind up being yet another victim of The Widow.
Developed and produced by Shaftesbury and created by Aaron Martin, the 8-episode series is executive produced by Martin, Showrunner Ian Carpenter, Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Thomas P. Vitale, and Director Adam MacDonald, with Producers Paige Haight and Erin Berry. Slasher is produced in association with Shudder and Hollywood Suite.
You can read our reviews of the previous season of Slasher, Flesh and Blood, which starred David Cronenberg, here and here. The anthology series tells a different story with each season, but adds in more gore and horror elements than any other show out there.
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