By Hillary Busis
Updated January 14, 2013 at 07:13 PM EST

Ripper Street

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Good news for Anglophiles who aren’t satisfied by new episodes of Downton Abbey alone:This Saturday, BBC America will premiere a new period miniseries called Ripper Street.

The show is set in London’s infamously seedy East End in 1889, six months after the last documented Jack the Ripper murder. When another prostitute is found dead — er, ripped — a pair of detectives played by Matthew Macfadyen (Mr. Darcy!) and Jerome Flynn find themselves wondering if the killer is up to his old tricks.

Here’s the first three minutes of the miniseries, courtesy of BBC America. Think it’ll be enough to tide you over between Downton viewings — and until Sherlock finally returns?

Ripper premieres Jan. 19 at 9 p.m. ET.

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