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"Copper" (BBC America TV show) is an original drama series, which centers on a young Irish cop operating in the immigrant communities of 19th century New York. 

"Copper" is set in the Five Points Irish neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s. The series focuses on Kevin Corcoran, an intense, rugged Irish-American cop working the city's notorious Five Points neighborhood. He is struggling to maintain his moral compass in a turbulent world, while on an emotional and relentless quest to learn the truth about the disappearance of his wife and the death of his daughter. His friendship with two Civil War compatriots — the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist and an African American physician who secretly assists Corcoran with his work — takes him to the contrasting worlds of uptown Manhattan high society and the emerging black community in Harlem. The three men share a secret from their experience on the battlefield that inextricably links their lives forever.

The cast includes Tom Weston-Jones ("MI-5," aka "Spooks") as Detective Kevin Corcoran; Kyle Schmid ("Blood Ties," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") as Robert Morehouse, a handsome bon vivant and part of Manhattan aristocracy; Anastasia Griffith ("Royal Pains," "Damages") as the sophisticated and spirited Elizabeth Haverford; Franka Potente ("The Bourne Supremacy," "Run Lola Run") as Eva Heissen, a shrewd businesswoman and the madam of Eva's Paradise; Ato Essandoh ("Damages") as Doctor Matthew Freeman, who secretly assists Corcoran with his work; Kevin Ryan ("Tripping Tommy") as Detective Francis Maguire, Corcoran's closest friend and partner in the 6th precinct; Dylan Taylor ("Covert Affairs") as Andrew O'Brien, colleague and companion to Corcoran and Maguire; Ron White ("The Line") as Captain Ciaran Joseph Sullivan, who is more often concerned about his reputation than seeking justice for victims; Kiara Glasco ("Angel Duty") as Annie Reilly, a young runaway forced to grow up too quickly; Tessa Thompson ("Heroes") as Sara Freeman, the fearful and anxious wife of Dr. Freeman; and David W. Keeley ("Rookie Blue") as Sergeant Padraic Byrnes, a corrupt and contemptuous cop.



The "Copper" TV show is co-created by Tom Fontana ("Oz," "Homicide: Life on the Street," "St. Elsewhere") and Will Rokos ("Monster's Ball," "Southland"). The executive producers include Fontana, Rokos, Barry Levinson ("Good Morning, Vietnam," "Rain Man," "You Don't Know Jack") and Christina Wayne ("Broken Trail" and executive in charge of "Mad Men" at AMC) of Cineflix Studios.




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COPPER (BBC AMERICA TV SHOW): FACTS

Network: BBC America
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: August 19, 2012
Seasons: 2
Production Company: Cineflix Studios





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