BBC America has cancelled their original drama Copper – which was recently acquired for UK broadcast by the Amazon owned streaming service LOVEFiLM – after airing two seasons of the series. The cancellation comes after the ratings for Copper suffered a steep decline in its second season and the series has been overshadowed by new entry Orphan Black, which has since become BBC America’s flagship series.
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.
“Copper has been a fascinating and exciting experience for everyone involved,” said Perry Simon, General Manager of BBC America. “The opportunity to work with Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Will Rokos, Thomas Kelly and the extraordinary cast and crew on this journey is one that we are extremely proud of. Their vision to re-tell the immigrant experience through the melting pot of New York City was an original and fresh idea that melded well with the essence of BBC America’s programming. After 23 episodes, with Lincoln dead and the nation starting to heal, it seems a fitting moment to conclude this American story.”