New York, 1864.  The only laws to follow are your own.

Copper, is a critically acclaimed crime series set in 1860s New York City that centres on Kevin Corcoran, an intense, rugged Irish-American detective 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.  His friendship with two Civil War compatriots−Robert Morehouse, the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist, and Dr. Matthew Freeman, an African American physician who secretly assists Corcoran with his work−takes him to the contrasting worlds of elegant Fifth Avenue and an emerging African American community in rural northern Manhattan.  The three men share a secret from their experience on the battlefield that inextricably links their lives forever. 

Copper premiered as BBC AMERICA’s first original scripted series and was the highest rated series premiere ever when it launched.  

Copper is produced in association with BBC AMERICA (US), Shaw Media (Canada), and Beta Film GMBH (Germany). 




23 x 60 min (2 seasons)
2012 - 2013