BBC America's 'Copper' to Change Up Producers (Exclusive)


TORONTO – New producers are in the works for BBC America’s Copper ahead of a second season shoot in Toronto.

Cineflix Studios is in discussions with Calgary-based Nomadic Pictures co-founders Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes to oversee production on the cable network period drama, which has another 13 episodes in the pipeline for a 2013 broadcast.

Nomadic Pictures, go-to producers for hire for American dramas shot in Canada, are also at work on AMC's modern western Hell on Wheels.

Oakes and Frislev are in talks to replace out-going Copper producer Brad van Arragon, who’s headed to Vancouver to produce the movie Hector and the Search for Happiness for Screen Siren Pictures.

Copper executive producers Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana co-created the series set in 1864 New York with Will Rokos.

Cineflix Studios produces the drama, in association with BBC America.

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