Irish actor Kevin Ryan will be seen on US screens this autumn as ‘Copper’ debuts on BBC America. Dublin born Ryan, who recently starred in RTE One’s television drama ‘Raw’, plays one of two leads in the crime drama about Irish cops working in 19th century New York City. The first picture from the set features Ryan and his co-star, British actor Tom Weston-Jones, who plays detective Kevin Corcoran. Shot on location in Toronto, Canada, ‘Copper’ will premiere in the US on August 19.
The series was created by Emmy winner Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Streets) and Oscar nominee Will Rokos (Monster’s Ball). Oscar winner Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man) executive produces alongside Cineflix Media Co-CEO Glen Salzman and Cineflix Studios President Christina Wayne.
Set in the 1860s, the first season of ‘Copper’ will run over 10 episodes with plots relating to the Civil War. Its cast also includes Tanya Fischer (Life On Mars), Franka Potente (The Bourne Supremacy), Kyle Schmid (Blood Ties) and Anastasia Griffith (Damages).
Irish actor Ryan (27) played barman Chris in the latest series of RTE’s ‘Raw’ and will also be seen as the lead in director Philippe Caland’s (Ripple Effect) US thriller ‘Tripping Tommy’, which is due for worldwide release later this year.
‘Copper’ is a Cineflix Inc. production in association with BBC America and Canada’s Shaw Media.