BBC America’s first original scripted series now has a photo — and a premiere date.
The network’s ambitious debut project, Copper, is a crime drama set in 1860s New York. It stars Tom Weston-Jones as rugged Irish-American cop working the city’s notorious Five Points neighborhood, struggling to maintain his moral compass in a chaotic world. The talent behind this drama is impressive: Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson (Homicide), Will Rokos (Monster’s Ball), Glen Salzman and Cineflix Studios president Christina Wayne (a former AMC executive who helped develop Mad Men).
So now that we’ve caught you up to speed, here’s the news: Copper, from BBC America and
Cineflix Studios, debuts August 19 at 9 p.m. (yup, a Sunday — that night is getting so crowded with great cable TV). Below is your first look, with Weston-Jones and his detective partner played by Kevin Ryan: