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Saturday, October 13, 2012


19th Century New York comes alive on the FX Channel on October 15 which sees the birth of a new and enthralling gaze into the streets of New York City circa 1860s.

Copper is a gripping crime series set in 1860s New York City, and centres on Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones: MI-5, aka Spooks), an intense, rugged Irish-immigrant cop working the city’s notorious Five Points neighbourhood.

Corcoran is struggling to maintain his moral compass in a turbulent world, while on an emotional and relentless quest to learn the truth about the disappearance of his wife and the death of his daughter. 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 on the series are Fontana, Rokos, Barry Levinson (Good Morning, Vietnam, Rain Man, You Don't Know Jack) and Christina Wayne, President of Cineflix Studios (Broken Trail and executive in charge of Mad Men at AMC).

FOX Africa Director; Thandi Davids said: “The series is the beginning of many first and quality runs for our channels in this programming year. The Walking Dead has set a precedent that has aligned our teams with exceptionalism, and we believe delivering Copper to local audiences is in line with our continuous efforts to put Africa at the forefront of television viewing.”

Catch Copper from October 15 at 20h30 on FX, channel 110 on TopTV