By Jeff Labrecque
Updated October 19, 2012 at 01:03 PM EDT
Credit: George Kraychyk/BBC America
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BBC America has renewed Copper, its freshman drama about a 19th-century New York City policeman. “Copper has proven to be a perfect fit for the channel,” said Perry Simon, BBC Worldwide America’s general manager of channels. “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.”

The channel ordered 13 new episodes, three more than the show’s first-season run (which concludes this Sunday.) Copper’s premiere in August was watched by 1.8 million viewers, and it’s delivered more than a million each week since.

In addition to Copper returning in 2013, BBC American also announced that its second original scripted series Orphan Black, starring Tatiana Maslany, will go into production this month and premiere in early 2013.

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