UKTV’s Alibi channel has acquired the former BBC America police drama Copper in a deal with Cineflix Rights. The show’s first season is expected to premiere on Alibi in August. Both seasons of the show originally aired in the UK on Amazon Prime Video UK (then known as LOVEFiLM).
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, which was created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos, is produced by Cineflix Studios in association with BBC America, Beta Film and Shaw Media and stars Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith and Franka Potente. The executive producers are Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Christina Wayne and Will Rokos. BBC America cancelled Copper back in 2013, after airing two seasons of the show.
This marks the third major scripted acquisition for Alibi in the past month. The UKTV owned and operated channel also recently inked deals with WarnerMedia and Endeavor Content to secure the exclusive UK rights to TNT’s I Am The Night and Paramount Network’s Waco, respectively. Miniseries Waco, which tells the story of the infamous FBI raid on on charismatic cult leader David Koresh, is set to premiere on Alibi on Monday July 1st at 9pm.
Check out BBC America’s trailer for Copper below: