Loo Brealey, who plays Molly Hooper from Sherlock, is set to join Ripper Street! Brealey is going to play a female physician in the next series of the Amazon Prime drama. She told the RadioTimes, "I'm really excited because I did history at university and I love a bit of research. ..I'm playing one of the first women doctors.” Her character Dr Amelia Frayn will run the Obsidian Clinic in Whitechapel. The Victorian era detective drama was originally broadcast on BBC Two but was dropped after two series before being picked up by online service Amazon Prime. Brealey added:
Everyone's just delighted that it's got another crack of the whip. They felt that they weren't quite done with it. I think it's that feeling when you've had half the biscuit and left it somewhere in the house: you can't quite rest until you've found it. So it's like they're all finishing off a custard cream with smiles on their faces!
She revealed that she hadn’t seen a single episode of the drama before her audition because she thought that is was another typical male led drama.
I just thought, 'Oh god, not another show where it's a cast of blokes and all the women are doing is getting their tits out. I couldn't be bothered. Then when I watched it, I thought - this is absolutely brilliant! I really want to do it! It's one of the best period dramas I've seen because it's a proper world. You really buy it.
New episodes will air exclusively to Amazon Prime Instant Video members this autumn. It will then be shown on BBC One a few months later. It will continue to be co-produced in the US by BBC America. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!