BBC America’s first original series, Copper, is finally gearing up for its Season 2 premiere. Season 1 of the series followed issues related to the Civil War, as well as the stratification of social classes, all within the confines of New York City. The trailer for the second season of the series shows high stakes within New York City, as well as plenty of power grabs and gunfights.
Alfre Woodard has spent the last few TV seasons popping up on HBO’s True Blood as the overly-spiritual Ruby Jean Reynolds, but now the actress has signed on for BBC American and Cineflix Studio’s Copper, a period drama set in the 1860s in New York City.
It seemed like a crazy idea when BBC America announced it was creating its first ever series for U. S. audiences. After all, the biggest selling point for the network is that it provides an access point for American audiences to view British television. However, anyone rooting against BBC America’s first American series, Copper, will now have to swallow their words. Today, the network renewed its new series for a second season.
The crime drama Copper was created by Homicide: Life on the Street's Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, and Monster's Ball writer Will Rokos. Set in 1860s New York, the show will star Tom Weston-Jones as an Irish-American cop working in the city's Five Points neighborhood.
Set in 19th century New York, Copper will follow an Irish cop and explore the immigrant communities of the time period. That's an interesting and bold choice, given that period dramas typically include a hefty price tag. Still, at least it's not a modern cop/forensic/hospital drama. That's what TNT is for.