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15 Sep 2012

A different era of law enforcement– 1860s New York City mean streets reflected in the new BBC crime drama “Copper”

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September 15, 2012 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Tessa Thompson and Ato Essandoh as Doctor Matthew and Sara Freeman.


From Academy Award winner Barry Levinson and Emmy Award winner Tom Fontana, “Copper” is a gripping crime drama series, set in 1864 New York City, filled with intrigue, corruption, mystery and murder. Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones, “MI-5”), an Irish-American former boxer turned cop, returns from the Civil War to find his wife missing and his daughter dead.


Corcoran seeks justice for the powerless in the notorious immigrant neighborhood of Five Points. Bonded by battle to two Civil War compatriots – the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist and an African-American physician who secretly assists the forensic investigations – Corcoran is thrust into the contrasting worlds of elegant and corrupt Fifth Avenue, and the emerging African-American community in Northern Manhattan.



The three men share a secret from the battlefield that inextricably links their lives forever. Also starring Franka Potente as Eva Heissen, the Madame of Eva’s Paradise, Ato Essandoh as Doctor Matthew Freeman an African-American physician a valet during the Civil War who assists Corcoran in murder investigations, and Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls) as Sara Freeman, his wife, who is scarred from watching her two brothers lynched during the Draft Riots, she is anxious around and distrustful of white men.


“Copper” is created by Tom Fontana (“Oz,” “Homicide: Life on the Streets,” “St. Elsewhere”) and Will Rokos (“Monster’s Ball,” “Southland”) and can be currently viewed on BBC America Sundays 10/9C. Read your local newspapers for satellite/cable channels in your area.

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