“After 23 episodes, with Lincoln dead and the nation starting to heal, it seems a fitting moment to conclude this American story,” read a statement from BBC America’s general manager, Perry Simon. “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.”
Set in Civil War-era New York City amidst the chaos of Five Points, “Copper” focused on the Irish immigrant experience seen through the eyes of a policeman, Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), trying to keep some semblance of order.
The finale episode on Sunday (Sept. 22) is “The Place I Called My Home,” and shows how the characters react in the aftermath of Lincoln’s assassination.