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Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while ... See full summary »


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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Geordie Johnson ...
 Norbert Morehouse 15 episodes, 2012-2013
 Morehouse's Butler 13 episodes, 2012-2013


Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while interacting with the uptown Manhattan crowd and the black community. Written by THR

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In 1864, he was New York's finest. See more »


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6 August 2012 (USA)  »

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Copper - A törvény ára  »

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During the first season, Tom Weston-Jones uses a modern reproduction of a Colt Army 1860 Sheriff's model black powder cap and ball revolver as his sidearm. In the second season he switches to a modern reproduction of a Colt Navy 1851 Sheriff's model, also in black powder cap and ball. See more »


Corcoran and company are Irish immigrants working for the Metropolitan Police. The Metropolitan Police was formed by the state in 1857 as a counter to the pre-existing municipal police, and they were rival agencies. Irish immigrants worked almost exclusively for the municipal police rather than the Metropolitan Police, so it is highly unlikely that a Metropolitan Police precinct would would have been manned mainly by Irish. See more »


Detective Kevin Corcoran: Are you all right?
Eva Heissen: It's not the first dead body I've seen.
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In the opening credits, there is a map showing the Five Points as it stood in the show's time period. See more »

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Explain WHY the change in direction for Season 2 that obviously resulted in a great show's cancellation?...
17 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Ladies and Gentlemen, I want SOMEONE preferable the director, producer, cinematographer, somebody to explain why they took a captivating story- line cast, and perfect momentum and made several radical departures that obviously hurt the show so much that led to it's ultimate demise...

Where somebody working on Season 2 screwed up - perfect examples:

#1) Season 2 - Episode 1: Why would you start developing an absolutely maniacal antagonist in the first episode who carved up Franka Potente's back in over-gruesome fashion only to have him killed later in the same episode?

#2) The basic camera filter used to shoot Season 1 depicted a period piece beautifully, and you could tell in the first 3 minutes of the first episode in season 2, that awful over-sepia-toned filter would throw audiences immediately off who had been eagerly anticipating the show to pickup right where it left off at the end of season 1.

#3) Kiara Glasco...this young lady playing Annie Reilly was brilliant in playing a very difficult young character, and she held her own in nearly ever episode. Her role was minimized in season 2 and an obvious void was apparent.

I could go on but these are my top 3, and they are absolutely inexcusable. Whoever deviated so drastically from the success of season 1 should be ashamed of themselves, and they owe Tom Weston Jones a HUGE apology for taking away one of the new great period characters American audiences have seen and will see, in a long damn time.

Just a shame.


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