In its most significant original programming commitment to date, BBC AMERICA has announced its first original scripted drama series, “Copper”. The 10 episode series, which centers on a young Irish cop operating in the immigrant communities of 19th century New York, is co-created by Tom Fontana (OZ, Homicide: Life on the Street, St. Elsewhere) and Will Rokos (Monster’s Ball, Southland).
Kevin Corcoran, an Irish-immigrant cop in 1864 New York City, investigates crimes in the notorious Five Points area. In the opener, Corcoran searches for a child killer.