The seven-episode series from Hijack writer George Kay boasts a star-studded cast, including the likes of Toby Jones, David Morrissey and Daniel Mays.
Katherine Kelly, Lee Ingleby and Daniel Mays also feature in the series, alongside a long list of familiar faces. Find out who stars in the series and where you've seen them before.
The Long Shadow cast
Toby Jones as DCS Dennis Hoban
Toby Jones plays DCS Dennis Hoban, the first detective chief superintendent leading the hunt for Peter Sutcliffe.
The actor is known for his work both on stage and on screen and has appeared in blockbuster films such as The Hunger Games franchise and Marvel's Captain America films. One of his most notable roles is providing the voice of Dobby in the Harry Potter films.
Toby is also known for his parts in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, My Week with Marilyn, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and the BBC comedy series, Detectorists.
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David Morrissey as DCS George Oldfield
David Morrissey takes the role of DCS George Oldfield, another DCI who famously took on the investigation.
The actor is known for his roles in The Walking Dead, The Other Boleyn Girl, Nowhere Boy, Britannia and The Singapore Grip.
More recently, he appeared in the hit BBC crime drama, Sherwood.
Lee Ingleby as DCS Jim Hobson
Lee Ingleby plays DCS Jim Hobson, the second DCI to head up the murder investigation.
Lee is a familiar face across the nation thanks to his roles in Inspector George Gently, Line of Duty and The Serpent Queen. He also played Stan Shunpike in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
The actor will also be recognised for his recent portrayal of police officer Neil Adamson in ITV's true crime drama, The Hunt for Raoul Moat.
Jack Deam as DI Les Hanley
Jack Deam portrays a detective working on the investigation, DI Les Hanley.
The actor is a familiar face thanks to his roles playing Inspector Mallory in Father Brown and Marty Fisher in Shameless. He is also known for his portrayal of DC Ken Blackstone in ITV's crime drama, DCI Banks.
Alongside his major roles, Jack has appeared in episodes of Vera, Silent Witness, New Tricks and Casualty.
Katherine Kelly as Emily Jackson
Katherine Kelly plays Emily Jackson, a wife and mother who was the second woman to fall victim to Peter Sutcliffe.
Katherine rose to fame for her portrayal of Becky in Coronation Street and has since gone on to appear in an array of successful dramas, including The Night Manager, Liar, Happy Valley and Mr Selfridge.
Daniel Mays as Sydney Jackson
Daniel Mays portrays Emily's husband, Sydney.
Daniel is known for appearing in a wide range of TV series, with major roles in shows including Line of Duty, Mrs Biggs, Code 404 and Good Omens.
Jasmine Lee-Jones as Marcella Claxton
Jasmine Lee-Jones plays one of Peter Sutcliffe's victims who survives her attack.
The actor and writer previously appeared in the Channel 4 sitcom, Dead Pixels.
Molly Wright as Donna DeAngelo
Molly Wright plays prostitute Donna DeAngelo.
The actor is perhaps best known for playing Rebecca Hughes in the BBC drama, The A Word. She has also appeared in Our Girl and Casualty.
Stephen Tompkinson plays David Gee
Stephen Tompkinson plays pathologist David Gee.
Stephen is known for his starring roles in DCI Banks and Wild at Heart. He has also appeared in The Split, The Bay and more recently, Sherwood.
Jill Halfpenny as Doreen Hill
Jill Halfpenny plays Doreen Hill, the mother of murder victim Jackie Hill.
Jill is perhaps best known for playing Rebecca in Coronation Street, Kate in EastEnders and Izzie in Waterloo Road.
In more recent years, she has starred in various dramas including The Drowning, The Holiday and Three Girls.
Who else stars in the series?
Also starring in the series are Alexa Davies as Ruth Bundey, Charley Webb as WPC Anna Lawson and Christopher Hatherall as DS John Domaille.
Meanwhile, Steven Waddington plays DSI Dick Holland, Liz White portrays PS Meg Winterburn and Chloe Harris takes the role of WPC Jenny Bush.
Sorcha Groundsell, Shaun Thomas, Michael McElhatton, Kris Hitchen, Daisy Waterstone as Jacqueline Hill, Cara Theobold and Marcus Fraser also appear in the series.
Rounding out the cast are Emma Williams, Gemma Laurie, Alexa Goodall and Dylan Hall.