I am a big fan of Martin Scorsese and particularly love "Gangs of New York." Sure, it is not his best film, but I love the work of Daniel Day-Lewis (his Bill the Butcher should be studied by film students and theater majors for years to come) and am a history buff, so that look at New York City during the Civil War was particularly intriguing to me.
Imagine my surprise this morning when I learned of BBC America's Copper, which had its first season released on DVD and Blu-Ray today. The series is set in the same Five Points area of Manhattan that Gangs used.
It has been announced that the series, which returns in 2013 with 13 new episodes, is going to be changing producers. Out-going producer Brad van Arragon is leaving to produce the movie Hector and the Search for Happiness. In his place might be Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes, who are the co-founders of Nomadic Pictures. Nomadic Pictures also works on AMC's Hell on Wheels.
This news pulls me in different directions. I really want to check out Copper and it sounds really cool. But, I hate Hell on Wheels (as I wrote about yesterday). Have any of you seen Copper? Please tell me it is worth the time investment.