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.