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[Trailer] “Slasher: Ripper” Introduces ‘Widow’ Killer for Season 5

The Widow in Slasher: Ripper (Season 5, Episode 1). Photo Credit: Nikki Ross/Shudder

The Slasher franchise will make its first trip back in time with a 19th century setting for season five’s Slasher: Ripper.

The story follows Basil Garvey (Eric McCormack, Will & Grace), a ruthless and amoral business tycoon who rules a city now under siege by a mysterious killer named The Widow. Instead of preying on marginalized groups like Jack the Ripper, the Widow’s blade is targeted on the elite class. The Widow’s sole adversary is the detective Kenneth Rijkers, who’s fueled by an unwavering sense to justice.

Ripper brings back franchise regulars Paula Brancati, Gabriel Darku, Salvatore Antonio, Lisa Berry and Sabrina Grdevich. New faces to the series include Clare McConnell (Star Trek: Discovery), Thom Allison (Killjoys), Daniel Kash (Aliens), and Sadie Laflamme-Snow (The Way Home).

Slasher: Ripper debuts with a two-episode premiere on Thursday, April 6 on Shudder and AMC+ with new episodes following every Thursday.

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