BBC America Renews 'Copper' for a Second Season

Net's First Original Scripted Drama Receives Increased Order of 13 Episodes

BBC America has renewed Copper, its first original scripted series, for a second season.

The renewal comes in advance of the series' first season finale on Sunday. Copper will get an increased order of 13 episodes from Cineflix Studios, up from ten episodes in its freshman season.

Copper premiered in August as BBC America's highest-rated drama to 1.8 million total viewers, and has averaged 1 million viewers each week. The series was created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos, with executive producers Barry Levinson and Christina Wayne.

"BBC America's first original scripted series, Copper, has proven to be a perfect fit for the channel," said Perry Simon, general manager, channels, BBC Worldwide America, in announcing the renewal. "Our viewers have made it our highest-rated series premiere ever and highest-rated drama series ever. Production led by Tom Fontana, Will Rokos, Barry Levinson and Christina Wayne, along with the cast from both sides of the pond, truly captured the boiling pot that was New York City in 1864. We can't wait to get started on the second season."