BBC AmericaBBC America has announced its period drama Copper is to end after two seasons.

The drama, BBC America’s first original scripted series, will conclude tonight after two seasons and 24 episodes. The reason behind BBC America’s decision to bring the critically acclaimed drama to an end has not been given.

“Copper has been a fascinating and exciting experience for everyone involved,. The opportunity to work with 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.” – Perry Simon, BBC America General Manager

Copper starred Tom Weston-Jones as detective Kevin Cocoran with the cast also including Kyle Schmid, Franka Potente, Donal Logue, Alfre Woodard and Anastasia Griffith. Copper is part of BBC America’s push of original scripted content with Ripper Street – starring Matthew MacFadyen and Jerome Flynn – another example. The gritty period drama is a co-production between BBC America and the BBC itself.

The first series of Copper is now available to watch on Lovefilm.

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