Copper is an American period drama television series created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos which revolves around Kevin Corcoran, an Irish immigrant policeman trying to keep the peace in the historical Five Points neighbourhood in 1860s New York City while searching for information on the disappearance of his wife and death of his daughter.
It explores the aftermath of the American Civil War as well as the social stratification involving New York's aristocracy and African American population.
The series aired in the USA on BBC America from 19 August, 2012 to 22 September, 2013. There are 23 hour-long episodes in two seasons.
Copper originally aired in South Africa on StarSat's (formerly TopTV) FOX FX channel from 15 October, 2012 to 3 February, 2014. It later aired on FOX Crime (DStv and StarSat). See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 originally aired on FOX FX from 11 November, 2013 to 3 February, 2014, on Mondays at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 2 premiered on FOX Crime on Tuesday 13 May 2014, at 21h20. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 13 episodes in the second and final season.
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 centre, 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), Christina Wayne (Broken Trail and executive in charge of Mad Men), Fontana and Rokos.
Season 1 (10 episodes)
Channel: FOX FX | Premiere: 15 Oct 2012 | Finale: 17 Dec 2012 | Mon, 20h30
Channel: FOX Crime | Premiere: 4 Mar 2014 | Finale: 6 May 2014 | Tue, 21h25
Season 2 (13 episodes)
Channel: FOX FX | Premiere: 11 Nov 2013 | Finale: 3 Feb 2014 | Mon, 20h30
Channel: FOX Crime | Premiere: 13 May 2014 | Finale: 5 Aug 2014 | Tue, 21h20