'Slasher: Ripper' Season 5: Everything We Know So Far

'Slasher: Ripper' Season 5: Everything We Know So Far

The new season will be set in the 19th century with 'Will & Grace’s' Eric McCormack taking the lead role.

Slasher is a horror anthology series with each season centered around a masked killer with an unknown motive for killing their victims. The show was created by Aaron Martin and first premiered on the now-defunct channel, Chiller in 2016. Netflix acquired the rights for the second season and third season with the fourth season appearing on Shudder. 

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The show has been praised by fans for its story arcs as well as for the casting. There is a lot more in store as far as the show is concerned. Here's what you need to know about the future of the show:

Will There Be Season 5 Of Slasher?

Earlier this year, in February, Slasher among other series on Shudder was renewed for a new season. This season will be titled Slasher: Ripper. Craig Engler, Shudder’s general manager of Shudder was all praise for the show when it was renewed for the previous season. “Slasher is clever, bloody, scary, and fun," he had said. Shaftesbury Chairman and CEO Christina Jennings had added, “We are so thrilled that Slasher will be brought back to life on Shudder. We know the fans of the show weren’t ready to say goodbye, so we are eager to bring them the goriest, scariest chapter of this anthology yet.”


What Will The Plot Of Slasher Season 5 Be?

As per Deadline, Slasher: Ripper will be heading back in time to the late 19th century when there was a killer stalking the mean streets. But unlike like Jack the Ripper who is known to target the poor and downtrodden, The Widow is meting out justice against the rich and powerful. The only person standing in the way of this killer is the newly promoted detective, Kenneth Rijkers, whose ironclad belief in justice may wind up being yet another victim. There is also Basil Garvey, a charismatic tycoon whose success is only rivaled by his ruthlessness, as he oversees a city on the cusp of a new century, and a social upheaval that will see its streets run red with blood.

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Who Is Cast In Slasher Season 5?

So far we are certain that Will & Grace’s Eric McCormack will be joining the fifth season in the lead role of Basil Garvey. Since each season has a rotating cast we will be seeing fresh new faces in Slasher: Ripper as well. Further information about other cast members is not known yet.


The new season will be produced by Shaftesbury with Jennings, Scott Garvie, Thomas P. Vitale, Aaron Martin, Ian Carpenter, and Adam Macdonald serving as executive producers.

When Will Slasher Season 5 Be Released?

The new season of the show was renewed only two months ago. Details about the production are still unknown. But judging by when the previous seasons have been released, there has been a difference of two years between each season. The previous season, Slasher: Flesh & Blood, premiered in 2021. So we can expect to see Slasher: Ripper premiere sometime in 2023.


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