COMING from BBC America this summer is a new series called Copper, created by Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide, Borgia) and set in 1860s New York. Much of the show takes place in Five Points, the rough Irish neighborhood some of us know from Scorsese's Gangs of New York. The protagonist is a tormented, Irish born detective named Corcoran.
I've not yet seen much of the show, but it hits several of my personal obsessions, so I have high hopes for it.
Here is my curtain-raiser story from Sunday's LA Times.