BBC America’s "Copper" has cast a four-time Emmy winner and 16-time Emmy nominee in its second season. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that the period crime drama is bringing Alfre Woodard aboard.
Woodard will appear in a five-episode arc in the second season, playing Hattie Lemaster, a former slave who has arrived in 1865 New York to start a new life. "Copper" is BBC America’s first original scripted series, and its second season will premiere June 23, picking up before President Lincoln’s assassination.
The series follows Detective Kevin Corcoran, played by Tom Weston-Jones.
“Previously announced guest stars lined up for season 2 include Eamonn Walker (‘Chicago Fire’) as legendary abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, Lee Tergesen (‘Army Wives’) as a new criminal foe for Corcoran, and Andrew Howard (‘Burn Notice’) as the manager of a budding criminal organization,” the report adds.
Woodard has a string of 16 Emmy nominations going back to 1984, with wins for “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “Miss Evers’ Boys” and “The Practice.” She was most recently nominated in 2011 for “True Blood.”
She also has an Oscar nomination, for the 1983 movie “Cross Creek,” and a Daytime Emmy nomination for “The Wishing Tree” in 2001.