August 21, 2012


BBC AMERICA’s First Original Drama Becomes the Channel’s Highest Rated Series Premiere Ever

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 30

COPPER shines bright” – New York Daily News

“BBC AMERICA’s first original scripted series, is hearty and smart.” – Associated Press

COPPER has much to recommend it: action, passion and great performances arising from an exploration of classic American themes…TV gold for BBC AMERICA.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Street Date: October 30, 2012
DVD Suggested Retail Price: $49.98
Blu-Ray Suggested Retail Price: $59.98
Length: Approx. 450 minutes + bonus features/ 3-disc set

New York, NY – BBC Home Entertainment invites you to join New York’s Finest when COPPER shoots its way to Blu-ray and DVD on October 30, 2012. Wall Street Journal calls this gripping drama “powerful,” while Boston Globe says, “COPPER casts a spell.” The first original scripted series from BBC AMERICA which premiered on Sunday, August 19, became the channel’s highest rated series premiere ever when it delivered 1.8 million* viewers in total audience. The series, which is filled with intrigue, corruption, mystery and murder, follows Detective Kevin Corcoran – a rugged Irish immigrant cop – as he seeks justice for the powerless in the notorious immigrant neighborhood of Five Points.

Created by Emmy®-winner Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street, Oz, Borgia), Academy Award®-nominee Will Rokos (Monster’s Ball, Southland), and executive produced by Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man, You Don’t Know Jack) and Cineflix Studios President, Christina Wayne (Broken Trail and executive in charge of Mad Men), together with Fontana and Rokos – this series will keep you at the edge of your seat till the very last moment.

Set in 1864 New York City, Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) returns home from the Civil War to find his daughter has been murdered and his wife has disappeared. Distraught and searching for answers, Corcoran’s relentless quest to find justice for his family fuels his pursuit to help the unfortunate residents of Five Points. Assisted by Sixth Precinct partner and friend, Detective Francis Maguire (Kevin Ryan), and Detective Andrew O’Brien (Dylan Taylor), Corcoran goes the extra mile when investigating a crime, much to the dismay of his superiors.

More often than not, Corcoran’s investigations lead him to the steps of the elite citizens of Fifth Avenue. When a young girl is murdered in Five Points, he finds himself at the home of trusted friend and Manhattan aristocrat, Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmidt). Mustered out of the 71st regiment with Corcoran, Morehouse feels more at home with the immigrants in Five Points than with high-society types.When Corcoran digs into the girl’s murder, Morehouse sets him on the trail of those who believe their status puts them above the law.

Corcoran is thrust into the contrasting worlds of elegant and corrupt Fifth Avenue, and the emerging African-American community in Northern Manhattan with secrets from the battlefield that will haunt him forever.

Bonus Features Include:

  • Talent Commentary On Select Episodes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Making of” Documentary
  • Character Video Profiles and Featurettes

* Cume of 10:00pm premiere and three consecutive replays, 8/19/12

The trailer for this Sunday’s episode, “Husbands and Fathers,” is available here.

COPPER photos are available to download here.

COPPER Mugshot Yourself app is available here.

BBC AMERICA’s COPPER is across: BBCAmerica.comTumblrTwitter (#CopperTV),YouTube and Facebook.