Shudder has announced its order of a new installment of Slasher, the Canadian horror anthology franchise. It is titled Slasher: Ripper.
Each season of Slasher features a different cast of characters and fright-fest of a story. The most recent is Slasher: Flesh and Blood, which debuted on Shudder in August 2021.
Slasher: Ripper will be no different — except it will be set in the late 19th century rather than the present day. Starring in the new installment is Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, Travelers), who will play Basil Garvey, a charismatic tycoon whose success is only rivaled by his ruthlessness. As he oversees a city on the cusp of a new century, a social upheaval will see its streets run red with blood.
It’s the late 1800s, and 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 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, Slasher: Ripper is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Thomas P. Vitale, Aaron Martin, Ian Carpenter, and Adam Macdonald, with producers Erin Berry and Paige Haight.
Slasher: Ripper is set to begin production this spring. Stay tuned for updates.
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