“Copper,” an American saga set in 1865 New York City, returns for a second season on the brink of Lincoln’s assassination – with shifts in politics and society altering the landscape for Irish immigrants and African-Americans. At the center, Detective Kevin Corcoran struggles to tame the wartime metropolis while wrestling with personal demons, including the betrayal of his wife and best friend. And when Tammany Hall’s outspoken General Brendan Donovan, returns from the Civil War to restore law and order in the Sixth Ward, loyalties will be bought and sold both uptown and in the slums of the Five Points as Corcoran, and those around him, fight to find their places in an unforgiving city.
The series is created by Tom Fontana (“Oz,” “Homicide: Life on the Streets,” “St. Elsewhere”) and Will Rokos (“Monster’s Ball,” “Southland”). Among the executive producers are Barry Levinson (“Good Morning Vietnam,” “Rain Man,” “You Don’t Know Jack”), Cineflix Studios President, Christina Wayne (“Broken Trail” and executive in charge of “Mad Men”), Fontana and Rokos. Meet the Producers
The crew include writers Kyle Bradstreet (“The Philanthropist,” “Manhunt”) and Kevin Deiboldt (“Borgia,” “Ed”), production designer John Blackie (“Tucker & Dales vs. Evil,” “Cowboys Don’t Cry,” “The Road To Saddle River”), costume designer Delphine White, (“Breakout Kings,” “War of the Worlds,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”) and editor David B. Thompson (“Rookie Blue,” “24″). Meet the Crew
“Gangs? Hookers? 1864? We’re in.” – Tim Stack, Entertainment Weekly
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