Fans were excited to hear that the BBC America series ‘Copper’ was renewed for a second season, but it won’t be as lucky this time around. Copper has been lagging in ratings these past few weeks and pales in comparison to the BBC’s higher profile shows.
In a statement BBC America general manager Perry Simon stated, “Copper has been a fascinating and exciting experience for everyone involved.” Simon then continued, “The opportunity to work with Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Will Rokos, Thomas Kelly and the extraordinary cast and crew on this journey is one that we are extremely proud of. Their vision to re-tell the immigrant experience through the melting pot of New York City was an original and fresh idea that melded well with the essence of BBC America’s programming. After 23 episodes, with Lincoln dead and the nation starting to heal, it seems a fitting moment to conclude this American story.”