The Ripper

Documentary Series — NETFLIX 2020
Director—Jesse Vile and Ellena Wood
Production Companies—Netflix


The Ripper is a British true crime docuseries directed by Jesse Vile and Ellena Wood; and released on Netflix 16 December 2020.The four-part miniseries recounts the events and investigation surrounding the murders of 13 women that took place in West Yorkshire and Manchester between 1975 and 1980 by the serial killer Peter Sutcliffe. Dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper by the press, journalists were taken with the similarities to the murders conducted by the notorious Jack the Ripper and used the name to spark interest in the public. This series follows the chronology of events and is told through interviews with investigators, journalists, survivors and family members of victims.