'Reaper' actress corners 'Copper'

Missy Peregrym takes lead role in ABC drama

"Reaper" co-star Missy Peregrym has been tapped as the lead of Canadian cop drama "Copper," which will air on ABC.

Billed as "Grey's Anatomy" set in the world of rookie cops, "Copper" centers on Andy McNally (Peregrym), a newly minted cop fresh from the academy and the daughter of a homicide detective. She is anxious about her first day on the job, which doesn't go as well as she had wished.

ABC acquired "Copper" in April from Canadian producer E1.

Filming on the series, which has a 13-episode order, is slated to begin shortly in Toronto.

Montreal-born Peregrym most recently played the female lead Andi on the CW's supernatural dramedy "Reaper." She also co-starred on the ABC drama "Life as We Know It" and recurred on "Heroes" and "Smallville."

She is repped by Gersh and Brillstein's Jai Khanna.