BBC America's Copper has added a well-known actor to its regular cast for its sophomore season.
Donald Logue, who has recently appeared on Sons of Anarchy, the “Silent Night” remake and Royal Pains, has been cast as Brendan Donovan, a boss in the Sixth Ward and Civil War general. Cooper takes place in the Five Points district of New York City (as seen in the film Gangs of New York) during the Civil War.
Tom Fontana, the series co-creator and executive producer, recently discussed where the series will be in its second season.
“Season two is driven by flawed and haunted characters living in explosive times,” said Fontana. “Each of them is looking for renewal in the wake of last season’s revelations and violent upheaval. The on-going storylines follow Detective Corcoran [Tom Weston-Jones] and company on their paths to redemption or ruin.”
Thomas Kelly is also joining the series this season, as an executive producer. Kelly has worked as a writer and supervising producer on CBS' Blue Bloods previously.
Logue will be seen later this year on the History Channels new drama, Vikings. He has experience in period work, as he appeared in Mel Gibson's "The Patriot" a decade ago.
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