Copper Greenlit For Season Two
Ahead of the much-anticipated season one finale, Shaw Media, BBC AMERICA and Cineflix Studios have renewed the breakout hit series Copper, for a second season with an increased order of 13 episodes. Canadians can watch the season one finale on November 4 on Showcase.
“Copper clearly resonates with Canadians and is a welcomed addition to Showcase’s roster of outstanding dramatic series. It’s a thrill to be part of season two and we can’t wait to see how this exceptional creative team continues to tackle conflict, corruption and class like only they could,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media.
"We are excited to renew our partnership with Shaw Media and work with the very talented creative community in Canada on a second season of Copper," said Glen Salzman, Co-CEO of Cineflix Media.
From executive producers Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson, Emmy®-winner Tom Fontana, Academy Award®-nominee Will Rokos and Cineflix Studios President, Christina Wayne, Copper follows Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), a rugged Irish immigrant cop, as he seeks justice for the powerless in 1864 New York City. The series has been building to this Sunday’s explosive finale that will change lives and the city forever. With Confederate terrorists threatening to destroy the city as they know it, unexpected traitors will be revealed and once air-tight bonds will be broken beyond repair.
Since its premiere, Copper has been a strong performer for Showcase, averaging nearly 300,000 viewers each week (2+). The series premiere was the #1 specialty program of the night across numerous demos, with nearly half a million viewers tuning in (2+).*
The first season of Copper is a Cineflix (Copper) Inc. production in association with BBC AMERICA, Shaw Media, and TVA. Copper is created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos. Season one executive producers include Levinson, Fontana, Rokos, Wayne, Jim Finnerty, Sherri Rufh, Sam Berliner, Sally Catto and Katherine Buck. The production was shot in-studio and on location in Toronto, Canada.
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Source: BBM Canada PPM data, Aug 26 – Oct 14, 2012
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
About Cineflix Studios
Cineflix Studios is an independent entertainment company operating worldwide with a mandate to offer channel-defining scripted programming to international broadcasters. Cineflix Studios partners with producers on premium projects, bringing our creative, co-financing, and distribution expertise. Launched two years ago, Cineflix Studios has built a strong foundation and a team known for their work on Emmy® Award-winning shows including CEO Peter Smith, President Christina Wayne, and President of Production Vlad Wolynetz. With a global focus, Cineflix Studios has offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Montreal, and several projects in development in the US, Canada, and the UK.
About Cineflix Media Inc.
Cineflix Media Inc. is an international media company that brings together global broadcast and production partners, major talent, and key executives to create top quality original content produced and distributed for television and other platforms. Producing more than 400 hours per year of multi-genre television for international broadcasters, and with a rapidly expanding library of 3000 hours, Cineflix Media is a recognized leader with offices in Montreal, Toronto, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Dublin.
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