True Crime: The Ripper

Everyone wants true crime, and now you get the chance to meet the executive producer and directors behind Netflix's The Ripper series which stands out for focusing mostly on the victims and not the killer.

The Ripper is directed by Jesse Vile and Ellena Wood whit Liesel Evans from Raw production as executive producer. At Copenhagen TV Festival they will all share with us their details behind producing the docu-series and discuss both their ethical considerations, learnings and methods.

The Ripper is a four-episode docuseries about the The Yorkshire Ripper serial killer Peter Sutcliffe who murdered 13 women in and around the city of Leeds.

The series focus on the 13 murdered women as well as the women who were attacked and survived, grounding the murder investigations within the cultural and historical context of late 1970s England. The series differs from usual documentaries on serial killers as the docuseries focus more on the women who were murdered and attacked, and how their deaths affected the whole country.

During The Yorkshire Ripper, authorities announced that women in the area should preferably not go out alone after dark. This to the great frustration of the women of that time. We have recently seen a resurgence of this frustration with the assassination of Sarah Everard in March 2021, when "Text Me When You Get Home" and "Reclaim the night" went around the world as the London police force again warned women to go out alone after dark.