Lovefilm has bagged exclusive rights to Cineflix’s Emmy-nominated Copper.
Available from this Friday (13th September), the nineteenth century crime drama stars Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmidand Anastasia Griffith and is is set in 1860s New York City during the last gasps of the Civil War.
Copper follows tough but decent police detective Kevin Corcoran (Weston-Jones), a “copper” who returns from the war to discover that his daughter has been murdered and his wife is missing.
Against a backdrop of poverty, crime and depravity, Corcoran tries to piece together what happened to his family while solving high-profile cases for the City. His investigations take him from the notorious Five Points neighbourhood to elegant but corrupt Fifth Avenue high society, exploring bitter racial tension and social struggles on the way.
The show has been a big success in the US where it airs on BBC America, becoming the broadcaster’s highest-rated series premiere.
Simon Morris, Chief Marketing Officer at LOVEFiLM, said: “Breaking records for a broadcaster like BBC America is a testament to the quality of this show and we’re thrilled to bring it to the UK.
“We’re always looking to bring great new TV content to British viewers, and following the success of “VIKINGS” it’s exciting to see the faith content creators have in our platform as a way to launch new shows in this country.”
Cineflix Media’s Chris Bonney said: ”As we look to increase our broadcast partners and revenue from the growing trend for online viewing, we’re delighted to partner with LOVEFiLM, which is the perfect way for fans to dive into the gritty world of post Civil War New York.”