In the 1860s, an Irish-American Civil War veteran joins the New York City police force.

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Tom Fontana, Will Rokos
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2013   2012  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tom Weston-Jones ...  Detective Kevin Corcoran 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Kyle Schmid ...  Robert Morehouse 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Anastasia Griffith ...  Elizabeth Haverford / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Ato Essandoh ...  Doctor Matthew Freeman 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Kevin Ryan ...  Detective Francis Maguire / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Dylan Taylor ...  Andrew O'Brien / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Tessa Thompson ...  Sara Freeman 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Franka Potente ...  Eva Heissen 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Ron White ...  Captain Ciaran Joseph Sullivan 19 episodes, 2012-2013
Kiara Glasco ...  Annie Reilly / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Geordie Johnson Geordie Johnson ...  Norbert Morehouse 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Adrian Griffin ...  Morehouse's Butler 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Donal Logue ...  Brendan Donovan 12 episodes, 2013
Alex Paxton-Beesley ...  Ellen Corcoran 11 episodes, 2012-2013
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Storyline

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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New York, 1865. There are no city limits. See more »

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Action | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Franka Potente had to cover most of her own tattoos during filming, except one of Chinese symbols, because this would have actually been fairly usual for her character at the time. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Detective Kevin Corcoran: Are you all right?
Eva Heissen: It's not the first dead body I've seen.
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Crazy Credits

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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Excellent acting. Excellent historical coverage.
21 August 2012 | by lmeowyersSee all my reviews

The historical evidence is correct. The cast is well assembled with unknowns in America. I sense Shakespearean acting experience in the deliveries of several of the cast members. This elevates the performances. I like the idea of the "mystery" presented in the first episode. This allows background to build along the way. Several openings were exposed for this material to grow. The beginnings of a budding city that will become a great city has major growing pains. The plot demonstrates this well. I enjoyed the artistry in showing the distinctions between the class system strongly evident in early America. The strength of the Irish element is excellently portrayed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Copper See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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