‘Year of the Rabbit’ trailer: Keeley Hawes is the villain in new Victorian crime comedy

A new TV comedy parodying shows like Ripper Street began in the UK earlier this month.

Starring Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Freddie Fox (Parade’s End) and Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum), Year of the Rabbit is “irreverently and profanely inspired by the unhinged chaos of Victorian-era London.”

The cast of the six-part series also includes The Durrells star Keeley Hawes as Lydia, “a mysterious figure at the heart of this complex web.”

Watch the trailer:

The official synopsis for Year of the Rabbit reads: “This brand new series follows Detective Inspector Rabbit (Matt Berry), a hardened booze-hound who’s seen it all, and his new, hapless, by-the-books partner (Freddie Fox).

“While they’re investigating a local murder, the lewd but insightful adoptive daughter (Susan Wokoma) of the chief of police joins them, becoming the country’s first female officer. Together, the trio must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians, Bulgarian princes, spiritualists, music hall stars and the Elephant Man.”

Written by Emmy Award-winners Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil (Veep), it’s currently airing at 10pm on Monday nights on Channel 4.

Every episode is also available to watch on Channel 4’s online catch-up service All4.

A full series was ordered last year following a successful pilot in 2017.