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Copper

"I Defy Thee to Forget "
July 14, 2013 (Episode 2.4)

"A Morning Song"
July 21, 2013 (Episode 2.5)

Lee Tergesen plays Philomen Keating, a criminal mastermind in vice-laden 1865 New York City.

Keating is a highly intelligent, charismatic and utterly ruthless counterfeiter. His character personifies a new type of criminal that emerged in the Civil War era: professional counterfeiters who exploited the new federal "greenback" currency as a route to fortune.

TV Guide wrote: "Keating is brainy, dapper, charismatic ... and an utterly ruthless psychopath. When his people take over the sixth precinct police headquarters, the body count starts to rise."

"Copper" is a BBC America original series that was co-created by "Oz" mastermind Tom Fontana and Will Rokos.

The series follows detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), an Irish-American detective -- or "copper" -- who has returned from the Civil War to find his wife missing and his daughter dead. He look to uncover the truth while seeking justice for the powerless in the notorious immigrant neighborhood of Five Points. Bonded by battle to two Civil War compatriots the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist and an African-American physician who secretly assists the forensic investigations Corcoran is thrust into the contrasting worlds of elegant and corrupt Fifth Avenue, and the emerging African-American community in Northern Manhattan. The three men share a secret from the battlefield that inextricably links their lives forever.

Also appearing in the second season is Eamonn Walker, another "Oz" alumnus. Walker will play legendary abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass.

 

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