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Revenge Star To Play Jack The Ripper In New Series

Screenwriter Kevin Williamson has penned many horror related projects in his career including Scream, I Know What You Did This Summer and The Faculty and the series The Following. Now, Williamson has new project in the works. Deadline has reported that Williamson created and is writing the pilot episode of Time After Time for ABC. The series is based on the 1979 film and novel of the same name. In the show H.G. Wells peruses legendary serial killer Jack the Ripper to the 20th century.

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Revenge actor Josh Bowman will star as John Stevenson who lives a double life, one as a brilliant surgeon and the other as Jack the Ripper. H.G. Wells will be played by Freddie Stroma (Extraterrestrial, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ).

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Jack the Ripper, a serial killer who stalked and slaughtered women (mainly prostitutes) in the Whitechapel area of London between 1888 and 1891, has yet to be identified, though many have their suspects. ┬áHe was given the name “Jack the Ripper” when a letter from someone claiming to be the killer was distributed to the media. Eight murders have been attributed to Jack the Ripper, but since he was never caught there may be many more. Ripper’s murders stood out among the other killings of the day because of his M.O. The women he killed suffered a bloody death in the streets.

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