BBC AMERICA GIVE COPPER THE SEASON 2 NOD
Set in 19th century New York Copper has been a major triumph for BBC America as it’s first original scripted drama series and this week the network have announced that the show has been renewed for a second batch of episodes. It’s first season comes to an end this Sunday evening (21 October @ 10.00pm). BBC America have also have asked production company Cineflix Studios to increase the episode count to 13 for the next run.
The series follows Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), a rugged Irish immigrant cop, as he seeks justice for the powerless in 1864 New York City. The series has been building to this Sunday’s explosive finale that will change lives and the 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 series has received a warm reception from critics including “four stars” from the New York Daily News. The Los Angeles Times called it an “impressive piece of work” – San Francisco Chronicle said “COPPER is gold” – and Entertainment Weekly commented the “premiere hums with menace.” The fresh young cast has also received recognition including TV Guide Magazine proclaiming: “Cheers to Tom Weston-Jones for his star-making turn in BBC AMERICA’s COPPER.”
Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide America said of the renewal: “BBC AMERICA’s first original scripted series, COPPER, has proven to be a perfect fit for the channel. Our viewers have made it our highest-rated series premiere ever and highest-rated drama series ever. Production led by Tom Fontana, Will Rokos, Barry Levinson and Christina Wayne, along with the cast from both sides of the pond, truly captured the boiling pot that was New York City in 1864. We can’t wait to get started on the second season.”
Throughout it’s first season Copper has been the highest rated drama for the channel.