The Ripper is now streaming on Netflix, where is the serial killer now?
Fans of crime documentaries rushed to watch The Ripper on Netflix as soon as it premiered. While I don’t believe it’s the strongest crime-doc the streaming titan has produced, it’s still a worthy watch.
The Ripper consists of four episodes, each detailing the violent murders committed between 1975 and 1980 by the serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper. By the end of the third episode, he is captured.
I felt as though the big catch was rushed and not enough about Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper is offered. We don’t see him in court, jail, there are no interviews. I understand not wanting to give him any more attention than he deserves, but it still feels like we needed more details.
We do learn more about the victims, which is truly what matters, but we are so used to learning all about the killer, this just felt different.
Who is the Yorkshire Ripper and where is he now?
Identified in the series as Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper was a sick and twisted man who took it upon himself to end prostitutes. Not all of his victims were sex workers, though.
Peter Sutcliffe received 20 life sentences. He recently died on Nov. 13, 2020, at the age of 74 in HM Prison Frankland in Durham. It’s insane to think that he was still alive while the series was being filmed and produced.
I do recommend watching the crime documentary if you are a fan of the genre, but I don’t suggest you rush to watch as I feel it leaves much to be desired.
The Ripper is now streaming on Netflix. Which crime documentary on the streaming titan is your favorite?