BBC America's 'Copper' Closes Out the Season With a Bang Sunday October 21 10PM

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October 9th, 2012

via press release:



With NYC’s future hanging in the balance, friendships will end and traitors will be revealed


New York - Tuesday, October 9, 2012BBC AMERICA’s first original scripted series, COPPER, which delivered the channel’s highest rated series premiere ever, is building to an explosive finale that will change lives and New York City forever.  With Confederate terrorists threatening to destroy the city as they know it, unexpected traitors will be revealed and once air-tight bonds will be broken beyond repair.  The gripping drama – filled with intrigue, corruption, mystery and murder – will close its record-breaking season with Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) giving everything he has to protect his town from the terrorist attack he knows is coming. From award-winning executive producers Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson and Will Rokos, the season-finale of COPPER bows Sunday, October 21, 10:00pm ET/PT.


The series began with Corcoran’s search for answers after returning from the Civil War to find his daughter murdered and wife missing.  Assisted by partner and friend, Detective Francis Maguire (Kevin Ryan) and Detective Andrew O’Brien (Dylan Taylor), Corcoran seeks justice for the powerless as a way of dealing with the injustice of his own loss. His friendship with two Civil War compatriots – Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid), the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist and African-American Doctor Matthew Freeman (Ato Essandoh), who secretly assists Corcoran with his work – takes him to the contrasting worlds of elegant Fifth Avenue and Northern Manhattan.


In the season finale, Corcoran teams up with Robert Morehouse and the coppers of the Sixth Precinct to thwart a brazen terrorist attack on New York City by Confederate soldier’s intent on watching the city burn.  With his personal life in shambles, his closest friendship in pieces and the truth finally uncovered about his daughter’s death, Corcoran must set aside his inner turmoil to save the city he vehemently protects. Meanwhile, betrayal runs deep as Morehouse learns just how entangled his father has become with his new business associates. Madam Eva Heissen (Franka Potente) and Aristocrat Elizabeth Haverford (Anastasia Griffith) find themselves in unexpected positions, while in Carmansville, Doctor Matthew Freeman makes a dangerous decision in defending his wife.


Created and executive produced by Emmy®-winner Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street, Oz, Borgia), Academy Award®-nominee Will Rokos (Monster’s Ball, Southland) and executive produced by Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man, You Don’t Know Jack) and Cineflix Studios President, Christina Wayne (Broken Trail and executive in charge of Mad Men), COPPER is BBC AMERICA’s first original scripted drama.  The show brought the network’s highest ratings for a series premiere with 1.8 million viewers tuning in.


In addition to COPPER, BBC AMERICA is also the home of groundbreaking dramas: Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominated mini-series The Hour, Luther, starring Golden Globe®-winner Idris Elba, and the new upcoming co-productions Spies of Warsaw and Ripper Street.


  • M. Daly

    This series has been awesome from the very first episode as I’m sure it will be in the last. BBC America needs to step up and tell us they’ve renewed this series. We can’t be left hanging, it’s just not fair.

  • marspolarlander

    I really enjoy this series. BBCA is really giving us some great TV. They should take over airing Downton Abbey and all the British stuff that is on PBS.

  • Josy

    I have to say, I’m not seeing what everyone’s loving so much. Was very eager to watch this, and I want to like it. I’ve seen every episode so far, but–even as I’m fascinated by the period detail–I’m finding the dialogue stilted,the characters pretty one-note and the story lines both sentimental and lacking any nuance.

    I’m in agreement with @marspolarlander that BBCA really ought to show more UK series (isn’t that the point of watching BBC?), though not the same type of fare as PBS. I like that they’ve shown, let’s say, less genteel programming. Loved Gavin & Stacey, Luther, the wonderful The Hour (of course!–can’t wait for series 2). I’m not a Dr. Who fan, but that’s a natural to program. MORE BBC SHOWS, PLEASE!

  • ocan

    Am in complete agreement with Josy about the quality of Copper… a show that I tried VERY HARD to like. But found the “storytelling” quality lacking, and finally gave up.

    However, I love the sophisticated THE HOUR… and cannot recommend it highly enough…. This is HBO-Showtime quality with wonderful actors we have seen on on top-notch Brit shows before…. Watched all episodes of THE HOUR on-demand in a few days… and am so looking forward to their upcoming year.

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