BBC America Renews ‘Copper’ For Second Season

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BBC America has renewed its breakout hit Copper for a second season. The renewal, which is for 13 episodes to air in 2013, comes ahead of the season 1 finale which is set to air on Sunday October 21st at 10/9c.

Created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos, Copper is set in New York in the 1860′s and revolves around Kevin Corcoran, a tough yet decent police detective, who returns from war to find his wife missing and his daughter dead. On a hunt for the truth, Corcoran divides his time between working cases for the City and trying to piece together what happened to his family. The drama series stars Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith and Franka Potente. Copper is produced by Cineflix Studios in association with BBC America, Beta Film and Shaw Media, with Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Christina Wayne and Will Rokos serving as executive producers

The drama series, which is BBC America’s first original scripted series, has been something of a suprise success and currently ranks as the network’s highest rated drama series. The first season premiere drew in record figures of 1.8 million viewers, with time shifted viewing subsequently raising those figures to 2.8 million viewers.

Speaking of the renewal of Copper, Perry Simon, General Manager For Channels, BBC Worldwide America said: “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.”

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