‘Copper’ Season 2 Announced By BBC America

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The first original scripted drama from BBC America, Copper, has been renewed for a 13 episode second season mere days before the series’ season finale is set to air this weekend.

“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”, stated Perry Simon, the General Manager, Channels for BBC Worldwide America.

‘Copper’ follows Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones from ‘World Without End’), a rugged Irish immigrant cop, as he seeks justice for the powerless in 1864 New York City. The cast includes Kyle Schmid (‘Blood Ties’), Ato Essandoh (‘Damages’), Franke Potente (the ‘Bourne’ franchise), Anastasia Griffith (‘Once Upon a Time’), Tessa Thompson (‘Veronica Mars’), Kevin Ryan (‘Raw’), Dylan Taylor (‘Covert Affairs’) and newcomer Kiara Glasco.

Since its debut back in August, ‘Copper’ continues to be the network’s highest-rated drama ever, delivering over a million total viewers each week and has received a warm reception from critics, including the New York Daily News, The Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide Magazine.

‘Copper’ is a Cineflix (Copper) Inc. production in association with BBC America. The series was created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos.

The season finale of ‘Copper’ will air this Sunday, October 21 on BBC America at 10/9c while the second season is expected to return in 2013.