Alfre Woodard (Memphis Beat, True Blood) will guest star on BBC America’s first in-house scripted series Copper. She will play ‘Hattie Lemaster, a former slave who has recently arrived to the Five Points to start anew.’
Woodard joins previously announced guest Stars Donal Logue (Terriers, Sons of Anarchy, Life), Eamonn Walker (Chicago Fire, OZ), Lee Tergesen (The Big C, Red Widow) and Andrew Howard (Hatfields and McCoys, Burn Notice).
BBC America’s new series, Copper (Sundays, 10/9C), comes from the insanely talented duo of Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Homicide: Life on the Street) and Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street, Oz). It focuses on a young Irish immigrant cop, Detective Kevin Corcoran, in what is not just a procedural, but also a series that contrasts the lives of those who live in the lower lower class neighborhood of Five Points with those of the upper class on the right side of 5th Avenue. The opening two-parter, which concludes this evening, deals with Corky’s continuing search for his wife and the man who murdered his daughter while trying to protect a young girl from the pedophile who killed her twin sister.
Copper (Sundays, 10/9C) is BBC America’s first homegrown original series. Set in the New York City of the 1860s, it contrasts the lives of an Irish police detective, Kevin Corcoran, from Five Points (the poorest section of town), with the lives the 5th Avenue crowd including the lovely Elizabeth Haverford.
Tom Weston-Jones (Corcoran) and Anastasia Griffith, (Elizabeth Haverford) recently talked about the show with a group of journalists/bloggers.