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BBC America Orders Drama Series From ‘Oz’ Creator

Jul 29, 2011  •  Post A Comment

BBC America announced Thursday that it has made a 10-episode order for its first original scripted drama series, Deadline.com reports. The show is “Copper,” co-created by Tom Fontana, the creator of HBO’s acclaimed “Oz,” and Will Rokos (“Monster’s Ball”).

The historical cop show will be filmed in Canada, the story reports.

Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson — who worked with Fontana on "Homicide: Life on the Street" — is also attached to the project as an executive producer.

"Copper" is set in 19th century New York City amid the immigrant communities and tells the story of a young Irish cop. The show is slated to premiere in the summer of 2012.

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