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BBC America’s ‘Copper’ to premiere Aug. 19

Series adds Fischer to cast

BBC America will premiere original drama “Copper,” from creators Tom Fontana and Will Rokos, on Aug. 19.

Set in post-Civil War New York City, “Copper” has also added Tanya Fischer (“The Defenders”) to a cast that features Tom Weston-Jones, Franka Potente, Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith, Ato Essandoh, Kevin Ryan, Dylan Taylor, Ron White, Kiara Glasco, Tessa Thompson and David W. Keeley.

Barry Levinson is exec producing with Fontana, Rokos, Cineflix Media co-CEO Glen Salzman and Cineflix Studios prexy Christina Wayne.

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