Copper “The Empty Locket” Episode 4 on Sunday, September 09 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC America
Episode Synopsis: October 2, 1864. Corcoran uncovers a new piece of evidence that provide clues about his daughter’s mysterious death and the disappearance of his wife. As he investigates the trail behind this new discovery, he finds a tragic personal link to a current murder investigation of one of Five Points’ most infamous women. Meanwhile, Doctor Matthew Freeman faces personal challenges of his own as his ex-boxer uncle, Marcus Freeman, uses his friends to execute his planned return to the ring.
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.