From a media release:
COPPER GREENLIT FOR SEASON TWO
- Shaw Media and BBC AMERICA Announce 13 Episode Order
Ahead of the much-anticipated season one finale, Shaw Media, BBC AMERICA and Cineflix Studios have renewed the breakout hit series Copper, for a second season with an increased order of 13 episodes. Canadians can watch the season one finale on November 4 on Showcase.
â€œCopper clearly resonates with Canadians and is a welcomed addition to Showcaseâ€™s roster of outstanding dramatic series. Itâ€™s a thrill to be part of season two and we canâ€™t wait to see how this exceptional creative team continues to tackle conflict, corruption and class like only they could,â€ said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media.
“We are excited to renew our partnership with Shaw Media and work with the very talented creative community in Canada on a second season of Copper,” said Glen Salzman, Co-CEO of Cineflix Media.
From executive producers Academy AwardÂ®-winner Barry Levinson, EmmyÂ®-winner Tom Fontana, Academy AwardÂ®-nominee Will Rokos and Cineflix Studios President, Christina Wayne, Copper follows Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), a rugged Irish immigrant cop, as he seeks justice for the powerless in 1864 New York City. The series has been building to this Sundayâ€™s explosive finale that will change lives and the city forever. With Confederate terrorists threatening to destroy the city as they know it, unexpected traitors will be revealed and once air-tight bonds will be broken beyond repair.
Since its premiere, Copper has been a strong performer for Showcase, averaging nearly 300,000 viewers each week (2+). The series premiere was the #1 specialty program of the night across numerous demos, with nearly half a million viewers tuning in (2+).*
The first season of Copper is a Cineflix (Copper) Inc. production in association with BBC AMERICA, Shaw Media, and TVA. Copper is created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos. Season one executive producers include Levinson, Fontana, Rokos, Wayne, Jim Finnerty, Sherri Rufh, Sam Berliner, Sally Catto and Katherine Buck. The production was shot in-studio and on location in Toronto, Canada.