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Alfre Woodard joins 'Copper'

Emmy-winning actress to play former slave in Season 2 of BBC America drama

By Mekeisha Madden Toby Apr 11, 2013 3:36PM

'Alfred Woodard' '/' BBC America


The cast of "Copper" just keeps getting better and better.


Venerable and Emmy-winning actress Alfre Woodard is the latest star to join the beloved drama's roster. The list of Season 2 newcomers also includes Donal Logue, Eamonn Walker and Lee Tergesen.


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Woodard, 60, will play a former slave named Hattie Lemaster, who moves to the Five Points in search of a new life. Shaken by the pace and culture, Hattie must make peace with her past in order to create a brighter future, the network announced Thursday.


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Set in New York in 1865, "Copper" revolves around Det. Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), a Civil War veteran and Irish American cop or "copper" who struggles to tame the wartime metropolis and its colorful inhabitants. "Copper" also stars Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith, Ato Essandoh and Franka Potente.


"Copper" Season 2 debuts Sunday, June 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.

Apr 12, 2013 9:14AM
it's a historical show. guess what, there where slaves back then. it would be odd to not have them and pretend like they were never there. it's cutting out history like every other "historical" show before it.
Apr 12, 2013 9:09AM
I'm a single Black Woman (husband died) and I taught my children to Never use the race the card because our enslaved ancestors didn't. I am a homeowner and business owner. My oldest son is in the military and at 23 years old with (no wife or children) is preparing to buy his first home. My daughter is 21 years old with (no husband or children) is a senior at Union College in UpState NY and going to Albany Law School in 2014. My 20 year old twins are in college as well but I will stop here because I could go on and on. The point I am making is that - I take responsibility for my life despite the blatant forms of racism I face and other discrimination but I realized very early that The US is a lot better than other countries so when you get tossed lemons - you make lemonade no matter what your race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, etc.  Have a nice day and I love Alfre Woodard who I think is married to a white man ...
Apr 12, 2013 8:43AM
People need to learn how to pick important facts from an article before they assume things.
1. This is on BBC channel.
2. It is not a movie, it is a series that has already aired its first season.
3. The United States actively participated in slavery, not the holocaust. 
4. Sounds to me, and this one is my opinion, that the entire series is not about slavery. It says, "Revolves around Det. Kevin Corcoran, a civil war vet and Irish American cop (meaning he is WHITE) who struggles to tame the wartime metropolis and its .. inhabitants".

Just a few facts I thought should be pointed out.
Apr 12, 2013 8:38AM
to tell the need therapy.  How is this a whoa is me show (by the way it's a series not a movie idiot)?  It's just a show on settling in early New York.  What the hell is wrong with you people. 
Apr 12, 2013 8:36AM
Firstly idiots, the show is not about slavery....READ the article...the show is about an IRISH AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER in early New York.  Please stop making controversy where there is none. 
Apr 12, 2013 8:16AM
I assume you can tell, but 50 years of fabricated "blacki 'history'" has failed to beat me to death with "white guilt."
Apr 12, 2013 8:12AM
We have NO films about the holocaust, but we are bombarded daily with films, articles and other BS about 'slavery" the U.S.S.A.  We never hear stories of the slavery occuring daily when Africans are bound, gagged and sold to Shieks et al as house slaves today.  ENOUGH!  Get over it!
Apr 12, 2013 7:04AM
Don't use that word ****. The truth.
Apr 12, 2013 6:55AM
Count on me to tell the truth you need therapy.
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