All of you should be watching Copper. The show, which is set in the same time period and area as Martin Scorsese's film "The Gangs of New York," provides an interesting look at what life was like for a detective in the area as the Civil War drew to an end.
Tom Weston-Jones plays that detective, Kevin Corcoran, an Irish-American "copper" who served in the Civil War and now is trying to find out what happened to his missing wife and deceased daughter in the rough Five Points area of New York City, which for a period of time was considered the worst area in the United States.
The second season of the show is currently filming in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and has landed a veteran actress. Alfre Woodard, who starred in Steel Magnolias,
Steel Magnolias (TV show, not the film) star Alfre Woodard has joined the cast of BBC America and Showcase’s drama Copper from Cineflix Studios. Woodard has had a storied career, having been nominated for a Grammy, an Oscar and multiple Emmy awards.
She will play Hattie Lemaster, a former slave who recently arrived in the Five Points.
The second season of the show will premiere this summer, on both BBC America and Showcase in Canada.