Thursday, 5 January 2012

BBC America's COPPER finds its cast

Thursday, 5 January 2012
left-right: Franka Potente, Tessa Thompson and Tom Weston-Jones

You may remember me mentioning Copper last year, when BBC America announced it as their first instance of original programming. A TV drama set in a 19th-century New York, we now know it will star Tom Weston-Jones (Spooks) as Irish immigrant cop Kevin Corocoan, a man haunted by the death of his daughter and disappearance of his wife, who solves crimes with the help of ex-soldier friends from the Civil War; Franka Potente (Run Lola Run) as a brothel Madam Eva; Tessa Thompson (Heroes) as a doctor's wife called Sara whose brothers were lynched by Irishmen during a riot; Kyle Schmid (Blood Ties) as Robert Morehouse, a Manhattan aristocrat; They are joining the previously announced Anastasia Griffith (Damages) as the sophisticated Elizabeth Haverford.

Christina Wayne, President of Cineflix Studios:

"We're thrilled to have Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmid, and Anastasia Griffith - all stars in the making - join the cast of Copper. Franka Potente brings her undeniable talent and feature experience to the mix."
The Cineflix Studio/BBC America/Shaw Media series, created by Tom Fontana (Oz) and Will Rokos, doesn't currently have a release date.