Copper adds new blood for second season shoot

Lee Tergesen (pictured), Eamonn Walker and Andrew Howard will guest star on the BBC America and Showcase drama, now shooting in Toronto.

Lee Tergesen, Eamonn Walker and Andrew Howard have been added as guest stars on the second season of Copper, now shooting in Toronto.

The Cineflix Studios drama set in 1865 Civil War New York City, will see Tergesen play Philomen Keating, a wickedly intelligent criminal mastermind whose tendency for dramatic flair is offset by a penchant for brutality.

Eamonn Walker

And British actor Walker (Chicago Fire, Oz) will perform the role of abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, a champion of human rights in an untamed immigrant neighbourhood in Manhattan.

Another addition to the sophomore run of the BBC America and Showcase drama is Andrew Howard (Hatfields and McCoys, Burn Notice), who is to play James O’Rouke, the physically intimidating and shrewdly observant manager of a budding criminal organization.

Andrew Howard

Copper is Cineflix Studios’ first scripted series, and produced in association with BBC America and Shaw Media.

The series stars Tom Weston-Jones as an Irish-American detective, or “copper,” Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith, Franka Potente and Ato Essandoh.

Cineflix Studios president Christina Wayne, Sherri Rufh, Sam Berliner and Katherine Buck share executive producer credits.

Nomadic Pictures co-founders Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes are overseeing the second season shoot, which is to run until July 2013.