First Look at BBC America’s ‘Copper’ and Premiere Date Announced

Kevin Ryan and Tom Weston-Jones in BBC America's 'Copper'

BBC America has released a photo for its first original scripted drama, Copper, set in 1860s New York. The above snapshot of Kevin Ryan and Copper‘s lead, British MI-5 actor Tom Weston-Jones, was posted by Entertainment Weekly‘s James Hibberd over the weekend. And with the new pic comes a premiere date: Sunday, August 19 at 9/8c.

Weston-Jones plays Kevin Corcoran, an Irish-American cop patrolling the rough Five Points neighborhood while trying to solve the mystery behind his wife’s disappearance and his daughter’s death. Ryan plays Corcoran’s closest friend and detective partner. The series is created and executive-produced by Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street) and Will Rokos (Monster’s Ball, Southland), with Barry Levinson, Glen Salzman, and Cineflix Studios president Christina Wayne also serving as executive producers.

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