Cineflix Studios Welcomes Nomadic Pictures for Season 2 Of the Original Scripted Series, Copper

Cineflix Studios takes on Emmy® award-winning, Calgary-based Nomadic Pictures (Hell on Wheels, Broken Trail) for the second season of the BBC AMERICA and Shaw Media breakout drama, Copper. Nomadic Pictures co-founders Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev join the production team for Season 2 of the gripping crime series. Pre-production is currently underway, with shooting set to start next month in Toronto.  BBC AMERICA and Shaw Media have increased the series order to 13 episodes.

“Chad and Mike have built a superb reputation in this industry, especially in the world of scripted drama, with the success of the critically acclaimed Hell on Wheels,” said Vlad Wolynetz, President of Production, Cineflix Studios. “We are delighted to welcome them to the team and know they have so much to offer as we venture into the second season of Copper.”

“The first season of Copper was an amazing accomplishment,” said Chad Oakes, Co-Founder, Nomadic Pictures. “It’s a testament to Cineflix Studios’ commitment to high-quality scripted series, and what attracted us to this project.”

“We look forward to joining forces with an outstanding cast and crew for a second successful season of Copper,” said Mike Frislev, Co-Founder, Nomadic Pictures.

Copper, Cineflix Studios’ inaugural project, was ordered straight to series and went on to become BBC AMERICA’s highest-rated series premiere ever, and highest-rated drama series ever.

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.

Copper is a Cineflix (Copper 2) Inc. production in association with BBC AMERICA and Shaw Media. Copper is created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos. Season two executive producers include Levinson, Fontana, Rokos, Wayne, Tom Kelly, Sherri Rufh, Sam Berliner, and Katherine Buck.

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. The group is helmed by 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 U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

About Nomadic Pictures

Nomadic Pictures is a Calgary based production company developing, financing and producing features, MOWs and TV series. In 17 years, Nomadic has produced over 52 projects, worth a combined $400 million in production, and remains one of the most active production companies in Canada.  In 2004, Nomadic won three Daytime Emmy’s® for The Incredible Mrs. Richie starring James Caan, Kevin Zegers and Gena Rowlands. In 2005, Nomadic co-produced AMC's first scripted Original mini-series, Broken Trail (Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church), and in 2007, went on to be nominated for 16 Primetime Emmys®, winning four awards including Best Mini-Series.

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