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BBC America Cancels ‘Copper’

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The forthcoming season finale of Copper will be the series’ last, as BBC America has announced it has canceled the period drama.

Copper has been a fascinating and exciting experience for everyone involved,” BBC America’s Perry Simon said in a statement. “The opportunity to work with [executive producers] Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Will Rokos, Thomas Kelly and the extraordinary cast and crew on this journey is one that we are extremely proud of. Their vision to re-tell the immigrant experience through the melting pot of New York City was an original and fresh idea that melded well with the essence of BBC America’s programming. After 23 episodes, with Lincoln dead and the nation starting to heal, it seems a fitting moment to conclude this American story.”

Premiering in August 2012, Copper followed an Irish immigrant detective trying to uphold peace in 1860s New York City. The cast was led by Tom Weston-Jones as Corky Corcoran, with Donal Logue and Alfre Woodard added to the ensemble for Season 2. The series will end on Sunday.