David W. Keeley and Ron White Join BBC America's 'Copper' Drama

7:23 AM PST 02/09/2012 by Etan Vlessing

The casting is the latest for the period drama from Canadian producer Cineflix Studios now shooting in Toronto.

TORONTO - David W. Keeley (Rookie Blue) and Ron White have joined the cast of BBC America's Copper, which has started production in Toronto.

Keeley will play the role of Sergeant Padraic Byrnes, a corrupt and contemptuous cop, alongside series leads Tom Weston-Jones and Kyle Schmid.

And White (The Line) will play Captain Ciaran Joseph Sullivan, a cop more concerned with his reputation than the victims of crime.

Canadian producer Cineflix Studios is shooting ten one hours of Copper, which was created by Barry Levinson (Wag the Dog), Tom Fontana (Oz) and Will Rokos (Southland).

The period drama represents BBC America’s first scripted series, being co-produced with Canadian broadcaster Shaw Media.

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