Shaw signs on for Copper

Shaw Media is the latest broadcaster to climb on board for the series, which is set to air in 2012.

Copper has found a Canadian home.

The 19th century crime drama, produced by Cineflix for BBC America, has been picked up by Shaw Media for its Showcase channel and is slated to air in fall 2012.

Earlier today, Cineflix Studios announced that Germany’s Beta Films has picked up multi-territory rights for Copper in Europe and Asia.

Copper follows Irish police officer Kevin Corcoran as he works the rough streets of New York City’s Five Points neighbourhood in the 1860s.

BBC America’s pickup of the series was first announced in July 2011.

From Playback Daily

Photo: The Five Points neighbourhood in 19th century New York City.