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Published on Jun 4, 2012
In 1864, he was New York's Finest.
Watch a first look at BBC America's all new original series COPPER - from Academy Award® Winner BARRY LEVINSON (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man) and Emmy® Award Winner Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide: Life on the Streets) - coming this August only to BBC America.
COPPER is a gripping crime series set in 1860s New York City, and centers on Kevin Corcoran, an intense, rugged Irish-immigrant cop working the city's notorious Five Points neighborhood. Corcoran 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 elegant Fifth Avenue and an emerging African-American community in rural northern Manhattan. The three men share a secret from their experience on the battlefield that inextricably links their lives forever.
COPPER stars Tom Weston-Jones (MI-5) and Franka Potente (The Bourne Supremacy, Run Lola Run), plus Kyle Schmid (Blood Ties, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Anastasia Griffith (Royal Pains, Damages), Ato Essandoh (Damages) and Kevin Ryan (Tripping Tommy).
COPPER is created by Fontana and Academy Award®-nominee Will Rokos (Monster's Ball, Southland)
Want more COPPER? Visit www.bbcamerica.com/copper.