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‘Copper’ Gets 2nd Season From BBC America

BBC America's "Copper" gets an increased run of 13 episodes for its second season

"Copper" has locked up another run.

BBC America has given the green light to a second season of "Copper," the first original scripted series for the network.

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The renewal comes ahead of the season one finale of the series, which airs Oct. 21 at 10 p.m.

The series stars Tom Weston-Jones as detective Kevin Corcoran, a rugged Irish immigrant cop who's seeking justice for the powerless in 1864 New York City.

The order expands the second season to 13 episodes.

Since premiering in August, "Copper" has drawn more than a million total viewers each week, with its series premiere pulling in 1.8 million total viewers.

Calling the series "the perfect fit for the channel," Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels for BBC Worldwide America added, "Our viewers have made it our highest-rated series premiere ever and highest-rated drama series ever."