In the 1860s, an Irish-American Civil War veteran joins the New York City police force.

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Tom Fontana, Will Rokos
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tom Weston-Jones ...  Detective Kevin Corcoran 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Kyle Schmid ...  Robert Morehouse 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Anastasia Griffith ...  Elizabeth Haverford / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Ato Essandoh ...  Doctor Matthew Freeman 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Kevin Ryan ...  Detective Francis Maguire / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Dylan Taylor ...  Andrew O'Brien / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Tessa Thompson ...  Sara Freeman 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Franka Potente ...  Eva Heissen 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Ron White ...  Captain Ciaran Joseph Sullivan 19 episodes, 2012-2013
Kiara Glasco ...  Annie Reilly / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Geordie Johnson Geordie Johnson ...  Norbert Morehouse 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Adrian Griffin ...  Morehouse's Butler 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Donal Logue ...  Brendan Donovan 12 episodes, 2013
Alex Paxton-Beesley ...  Ellen Corcoran 11 episodes, 2012-2013
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Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while interacting with the uptown Manhattan crowd and the black community. Written by THR

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New York, 1865. There are no city limits. See more »

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Action | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Handguns used in the series are modern reproductions made by Italian firearms manufacturer Pietta. See more »

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Corcoran and company are Irish immigrants working for the Metropolitan Police. The Metropolitan Police was formed by the state in 1857 as a counter to the pre-existing municipal police, and they were rival agencies. Irish immigrants worked almost exclusively for the municipal police rather than the Metropolitan Police, so it is highly unlikely that a Metropolitan Police precinct would would have been manned mainly by Irish. See more »

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Detective Kevin Corcoran: I have a favor to ask.
Elizabeth Haverford: Well that's fortunate. I've brought you here to ask a favor of my own.
Detective Kevin Corcoran: [pulls out Elizabeth's letter] Next time, could you ease up on the rose water? I will not hear the end of it at the precinct-house.
Elizabeth Haverford: Embarrassing you was not my intention. It's just the way I smell.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, there is a map showing the Five Points as it stood in the show's time period. See more »

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Started strong, fizzled 2nd season, canceled too early
3 November 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) is a street smart Irish cop in Five Points neighborhood of 1860s New York City. It started very strong. But some of the early important characters get sidelined. The show kept trying to find its footing. Chances are they had it right the first time.

The most compelling character has to be Annie Reilly (Kiara Glasco). She's a street kid who gets rescued by Corcoran who sees his lost daughter in her. The writers should have moved heaven and earth to keep her with Corcoran. Their chemistry is complicated and electric.

Franka Potente is a little bit wasted as the popular madam Eva Heissen. She isn't given that much to do. Elizabeth Haverford (Anastasia Griffith) is a more interesting character, but after her downfall in the 1st season, her character is given less of a role.

Doctor Matthew Freeman (Ato Essandoh) started out as a CSI role. Changing it to play the race story is probably inevitable and well advised. It led to some great plot lines. However he felt more and more distanced from Corcoran. The show's evolution didn't always bring out the best.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

6 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Copper See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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