Copper is a drama television series created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos currently being broadcast on BBC America. It is set in 1860s New York City during the American Civil War and stars Tom Weston-Jones as an Irish immigrant cop who patrols the Five Points neighborhood. Other cast members include Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith, and Franka Potente.
The series is BBC America’s first original scripted program after previously only airing shows from the United Kingdom and co-productions. Fontana, Rokos, Barry Levinson and Christina Wayne are executive producers of the series. The first season of ten episodes premiered on August 19, 2012.
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