Copper “Husbands and Fathers” Episode 2 on Sunday, August 26, 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC America
Episode Synopsis: September 21, 1864. Corcoran receives a lead on a figure from his past who may have information about the loss of his family. What he learns does little to ease his mind and only raises more questions. Meanwhile, Annie Reilly’s pursuers become brutally violent in their search for the child, forcing Corcoran and his team to come up with a plan for her safety. In the mansions of Uptown New York, Robert Morehouse strives to please his father, Norbert, who wishes to purchase the entire Five Points.
Show Summary: Tanya Fischer (The Defenders, Life on Mars) joins the cast of Copper as Molly Stuart, an ambitious courtesan at Eva’s Paradise. The 10-part drama centers on Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones, MI-5), 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 – the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist and an African American physician who secretly assists Corcoran with his detective 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.
The series is created by Emmy®-winner Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide: Life on the Streets, St. Elsewhere) and Academy Award®-nominee Will Rokos (Monster’s Ball, Southland) and among the executive producers are Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man, You Don’t Know Jack), Cineflix Media Co-CEO Glen Salzman, Cineflix Studios President Christina Wayne (Broken Trail and executive in charge of Mad Men), Fontana and Rokos.