In this all-new second season, Donal Logue joins the cast of Copper as General Brendan Donovan. Get an inside look at the former copper and tenacious new leader of the Sixth Ward.
New York City, 1865 - Copper returns for its explosive second season as Detective Corcoran struggles to tame the wartime metropolis while wrestling his personal Demons. Welcome back to Five Points.
In the wake of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the country is reeling. As Detective Kevin Corcoran mourns with Robert Morehouse and Doctor Matthew Freeman, the three men decide to join a national effort to hunt down Lincoln's killer, John Wilkes Booth. For the three friends, the mission elicits memories from the battlefield, resurfaces faces from the past, and creates opportunity for the Five Points' chaos to continue unabated. Meanwhile, Tammany Hall finds an unlikely successor to lead the Sixth Ward.
The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln shatters any hope of a smooth post-war recovery for the people of New York City and the United States at large. Detective Kevin Corcoran is on the move, evading retaliation from Tammany Hall fixer, William "Wild Bill" Eustace (William "Billy" Baldwin), working to remain hidden while seeing through events he set in motion. Meanwhile, Madame Eva Heissen's freedom hangs in the balance.
Looming devastation to Five Points forces Detective Kevin Corcoran to take drastic, irrevocable action against Tammany Hall. Injuries old and new push Doctor Matthew Freeman to his breaking point. As Elizabeth Morehouse spirals further into addiction, intervention comes from the unlikeliest of sources. Meanwhile, as Madame Eva Heissen's murder trial begins, outside forces work other avenues for her freedom.
Detective Kevin Corcoran begins to question General Brendan Donovan's stronghold in the Five Points community, and solicits coppers of the Sixth Precinct to suss out the truth. In a collision of public and private spheres, Robert Morehouse's marriage creates strife in his business ventures. The Freemans struggle to maintain their freedom and well-being while confronting bigots in their community.
Returning to the Precinct, Detective Kevin Corcoran is staggered when he discovers a new investigation has one close to him in chains. Racing to free his friend, Corcoran seeks help from those in power. However, General Brendan Donovan is consumed by an upcoming, major political and business move. Meanwhile, Doctor Matthew Freeman approaches Robert Morehouse to suggest a joint effort to aid the city.
The greater Copper family - Uptown and Five Points alike - gather around Detective Kevin Corcoran, who is reeling from a shocking loss. In a quest to cure the illness sweeping Five Points on a grander scale, Doctor Matthew Freeman steps beyond his role as physician. Robert Morehouse finds himself fighting to ensure that a tumultuous chapter of his past is dead and buried, and that he and his loved ones lives will continue to thrive.
In his investigation, Detective Kevin Corcoran finds himself at an unusual dead end. Doctor Matthew Freeman is faced with the outbreak of a new and troubling illness sweeping Five Points. While Elizabeth tries to help with the Morehouse business, General Brendan Donovan enlists Madame Eva Heissen to gain leverage within his own affairs.
A murder demands Detective Kevin Corcoran work closely with an unlikely partner as General Brendan Donovan is eager to close the case cleanly. Meanwhile, Robert Morehouse makes a difficult decision regarding the trial of Kennedy, leading to a surprising change in the proceedings. With spring on the horizon, the Freemans welcome a loved one back into their arms and home; while Madame Eva Heissen and Ellen Corcoran discover shared secrets they both wrestle to keep hidden.
Five Points falls into a state of panic as a community safe haven is seized by one of the deadliest men in New York City. With both coppers and civilians at the mercy of a brilliant but unstable force, Detectives Kevin Corcoran and Andrew O'Brien, with Doctor Matthew Freeman and several coppers, race against time to restore peace to the Sixth Ward. As the coppers defend their home against an unrelenting foe, Francis Maguire sees an opportunity to settle a score with Corcoran.
The Sixth Precinct's search for the killer of a fellow officer is derailed as Annie Reilly creates a rift in the Corcoran home. Meanwhile, Madame Eva Heissen - attempting to preserve a secret she has carried for months - discovers an unlikely ally in General Brendan Donovan. Elizabeth Morehouse soothes her troubled conscience by aiding the Freemans in their quest for Sara's mother and Francis Maguire finds himself crossing paths with his old friends - to surprising results.
Corcoran closes in on the parties responsible for the kidnapping and murder of young Five Points men. As the pressure to capture the culprits grows, he is forced to choose between fealty to the badge and loyalty to loved ones. Francis Maguire embraces his new position in the underworld, rapidly climbing the ladder of New York City's criminal elite. Robert Morehouse and Elizabeth Haverford exchange vows - though the evening will prove to be nothing like either anticipated.
As more corpses of young men are found and others continue to disappear, Corcoran leaves no stone unturned in his search for answers. General Brendan Donovan employs unseemly tactics to keep the murders out of the press. Meanwhile, as Sara readies herself to attend a dinner with Frederick Douglass at the Morehouse mansion, Doctor Matthew Freeman makes a drastic decision for the health of his community - forcing her to confront her past. With his fate decided, Maguire must fend for himself and realign his allegiances.
February 5, 1865. Five Points remains a bedlam. Young men are dying and disappearing at an alarming rate and a career criminal is terrorizing the Sixth Ward. With pressures from Tammany Hall raining down upon the police force, Detective Kevin Corcoran and the coppers of the Sixth Ward must follow the guidance of returned ward leader, General Brendan Donovan. Meanwhile, Doctor Matthew Freeman visits his mentor and is presented with an attractive offer that will cause a rift in his marriage. Uptown, Robert Morehouse and Elizabeth Haverford make plans for their wedding and Confederate spy Kennedy's execution. In the tombs, Francis Maguire is set to learn his fate.
Visit the set of BBC America's all-new cop drama, COPPER, for an exclusive look at how designers recreated New York City, 1864, from the city's notorious slums in Five Points to the elegant mansions of Fifth Avenue.
Meet handsome bon vivant and Manhattan playboy Robert Morehouse, played by actor Kyle Schmid in BBC America's all-new cop drama, COPPER. Learn why Morehouse, the toast of New York's aristocracy in 1864, resorts to booze, drugs, and women to cope.
Go behind-the-badge of BBC America's all-new cop drama, COPPER, for a portrait of Doctor Matthew Freeman, played by actor Ato Essandoh. Learn how Freeman struggles to overcome the racial tensions that plagued Manhattan in the 1860s.
Go behind-the-badge of BBC America's new cop drama, COPPER, for a portrait of the beautiful and British Elizabeth Haverford, portrayed by actress Anastasia Griffith. Learn what sets Haverford apart from the debutantes of 1860s Manhattan.
In 1864, he was New York City's finest. Go behind-the-scenes of BBC America's new cop drama, COPPER, for a character portrait of rugged Irish-American detective Kevin Corcoran, played by series star Tom Weston-Jones.
In a time when disorder and mayhem were the law of the land, Kevin Corcoran was New York City's finest. Copper is a gripping drama, filled with intrigue, corruption, mystery and murder. Follow Detective Kevin Corcoran - a rugged Irish immigrant cop - as he seeks justice for the powerless in the notorious immigrant neighborhood of Five Points.
Copper, an American saga set in 1865 New York City, returns for a second season on the brink of Lincoln's assassination - with shifts in politics and society altering the landscape for Irish immigrants and African-Americans. At the center, Detective Kevin Corcoran struggles to tame the wartime metropolis while wrestling with personal demons, including the betrayal of his wife and best friend.