Recently there has been a surge in shows developed from graphic novels. We can now add another show to the list. FX is developing a series based on the graphic novel “From Hell” whose story revolves around Jack The Ripper and the “Whitechapel murders”.
“From Hell”, written by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, were published from 1989 to 1996. The series is referred to as “the best graphic novel ever published” by many critics.
The FX series will contain more actual historic facts, and stay more true to the novels, than the 2001 movie of the same name, starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham.
The show has not yet announced any cast, or an exact premier date but, we can expect to see the show sometime in late 2015 or early 2016.
Here’s a quick history lesson: The “Whitechapel murders” took place in the East End of London, the low income area of the city in 1888. Though Jack The Ripper only had five victims that we know of, all of whom were prostitutes, the brutality of the unsolved murders, and the mystery that surrounds them still has people trying to identify Jack to this day. The name “From Hell” comes from a letter sent to the “Central News Agency” from Jack The Ripper and signed “From Hell” on September 27,1888.