And so this tagline marks the essence of BBC America's crime drama Copper. Those who are longing for quality period shows with award-winning production just can't skip this compelling hit.
Set in 1864 New York City, the gritty show follows Irish copper Kevin Corcoran (played by the charismatic Tom Weston-Jones of MI-5) as he chase dangerous criminals all over the rough neighborhood of Five Points with his sidekick detectives while attempting to solve the mystery behind his wife's disappearance and daughter's murder along the way. The plot explores various issues relevant to those times, such as crime, class and corruption, which constructs an image of the city's actual history in that specific era.
These fine actors help build an unforgettable cast with their stunning performances:
- Franka Potente (Run Lola Run, The Bourne films)
- Kyle Schmid (Being Human, Smallville)
- Tessa Thompson (Veronica Mars, Hidden Palms)
- Anastasia Griffith (Once Upon a Time, Damages)
- Ato Essandoh (Damages, White Collar)
- Dylan Taylor (Covert Affairs, Rookie Blue)
Kudos to the young Kiara Glasco (Haven) for her amazingly fierce portrayal of Annie Reilly, a child prostitute with a mischievous personality who ends up sticking with Corcoran as he looks out for her like she's his own kid.
All in all, it's a show to savor along with your English Breakfast tea and butter biscuits :)
For more info on Copper, head to its official website.
Watch the trailer here: