Lovefilm has announced that it’s collared the first season of Copper, a gritty crime series set in 1860’s New York City.
Starring Tom Weston-Jones of Spooks fame, Copper follows police detective Kevin Corcoran as he cracks cases while trying to discover the whereabouts of his wife and who killed his daughter.
From the mean streets of the Five Points, arguably made famous by Gangs of New York, to the glitzy high society of Fifth Avenue, Copper offers a snapshot of post Civil War America with themes of racial and social tension providing a backdrop to Irish immigrant Corcoran’s personal quest.
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Copper is already a big hit in the US, where it’s shown on BBC America and it’s the second big shown snapped up by Lovefilm after Vikings.
Simon Morris, Chief Marketing Officer at Lovefilm, said: “Breaking records for a broadcaster like BBC America is a testament to the quality of this show and we’re thrilled to bring it to the UK. We’re always looking to bring great new TV content to British viewers, and following the success of Vikings it’s exciting to see the faith content creators have in our platform as a way to launch new shows in this country.”
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