BBC America Cancels 'Copper'

Period Drama to End after Two Seasons

BBC America has decided to cancel period drama Copper after two seasons, a network spokesperson confirmed Thursday.

Copper launched as BBC America’s first original scripted series in August 2012 to 1.1 million total viewers, but the drama failed to build in its second season, which will wrap Sept. 22.

The series set in 1860s New York City was produced by Shaw Media and Cineflix Studios and executive produced by Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson.

The cancelation leaves Orphan Black as BBC America’s lone scripted original. That drama, which featured a breakout performance by Tatiana Maslany, has been renewed for a second season to return in 2014.