Cineflix Studios' Copper Heads to Scandinavia
Cineflix Studios today announces pan-Scandinavian deals for Copper, its gripping new crime drama. Produced in partnership with BBC America, the 10-hour series has been sold to the public broadcasters SVT Sweden, NRK Norway, YLE Finland, and RUV Iceland.
Set in 1860s New York City, Copper centres around Kevin Corcoran, an intense, rugged Irish-immigrant cop working the city’s notorious Five Points neighbourhood. Corcoran is struggling to maintain his moral compass in a turbulent world, while on an emotional and relentless quest to learn the truth about the disappearance of his wife and the death of his daughter. His friendship with two Civil War compatriots – the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist and an African American physician who secretly assists Corcoran with his forensics work – takes him to the contrasting worlds of elegant Fifth Avenue and rural Harlem. The three men share a secret from their experience on the battlefield that inextricably links their lives forever.
Goran Danasten, Head of Fiction at SVT Programme Acquisitions, who negotiated the deal said: “We are very happy to have managed to secure Copper for a Swedish audience, and given the talent behind it as well as the script, I am sure it will play a key role in our schedule. We are also thrilled to be a part of BBC America’s first original drama venture and to work closely with Cineflix and Christina Wayne in their expansion into quality drama production.”
Glen Salzman, CEO of Cineflix Media says: “We’re delighted to be working with such high profile broadcasters to bring this exciting drama to audiences across Scandinavia. Copper is the first series from Cineflix Studios to go into production as our scripted division grows with new projects in development and new talent joining us.”
Copper is created by Tom Fontana (OZ, Homicide: Life on the Street, St. Elsewhere) and Will Rokos (Monster’s Ball, Southland). Amongst the co-executive producers on the series are Fontana, Rokos, Barry Levinson (Good Morning, Vietnam, Rain Man, You Don't Know Jack) and Christina Wayne, President of Cineflix Studios (Broken Trail and executive in charge of Mad Men at AMC).
Cineflix Rights is distributing the series in all other territories in the world outside of North America. The deals were brokered by Nick Witkowski, Senior Vice President, International Business Development for Cineflix Studios. Production on Copper is set to begin in Toronto in January 2012.
About Cineflix Studios
Cineflix Studios combines global broadcast and production partners, major talent, and key executives to develop and produce high-quality scripted programming for cable and broadcast in the US, Canada, and around the world. Christina Wayne is President of Cineflix Studios, Vlad Wolynetz is President of Production, and Sally Catto is Executive Vice President. Cineflix Studios was established in July 2010 and is a subsidiary of the international production and distribution company Cineflix Media Inc.
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