Production has begun in Toronto on the upcoming BBC America crime drama Copper. Ten one-hour episodes are being filmed. Copper is expected to premiere in Summer 2012.
Set in 1860s New York City, Copper stars Tom Weston-Jones as Kevin Corcoran, an intense, rugged Irish-American 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 — Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid), the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist; and Matthew Freeman (Ato Essandoh), a physician who secretly assists Corcoran with his work — takes him to the contrasting worlds of elegant Fifth Avenue and an emerging black community in rural northern Manhattan. The three men share a secret from their experience on the battlefield that inextricably links their lives forever.
COPPER is a Cineflix (Copper) Inc. production in association with BBC AMERICA and Shaw Media. The series is created by Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide: Life on the Street, St. Elsewhere, Netflix’s Borgia) and Will Rokos (Monster’s Ball, Southland).
Irish actor Kevin Ryan has joined the cast of BBC TV's upcoming series Copper, joining M-15/Spooks star Tom Weston-Jones and German actress Franke Potente (The Bourne Supremacy).
Ryan will play the series regular role of Detective Francis Maguire, an Irish-American cop working alongside Weston-Jones' Kevin Corcoran.
COPPER debuts on BBC AMERICA in the summer of 2012 and in Canada on Shaw Media’s Showcase in fall 2012.