Creators: Tom Fontana, Will Rokos
Cast: Tom Weston-Jones, Kevin Ryan, Kyle Schmid
It is set in 1860s New York City during the American Civil War. Tom Weston-Jones as an Irish immigrant policeman, or “copper”, who patrols the Five Points neighborhood. While searching for information on the disappearance of his wife and death of his daughter. It explores the effects of the American Civil War as well as the social stratification involving New York’s aristocracy and African-American population.
This series lasted two years unfortunately, it is always this way a great series comes along and not enough rating to keep it going. Corcoran is of fierce reputation and is the law of land, he comes in and out of low and high society. He is a close friend with a wealthy industrialist’s son named Robert Morehouse (Kyle Scmid), whom he fought with during the Civil War and they share a bond that cannot be broken, all politics aside. Corcoran is also close friends with Matthew Freeman (Ato Essandoh), an African-American physician.Corcoran does not see the colors here and that does not seats well with his comrades. Of course he has this friend that most men should have a sultry Eva Heissen (Franka Potente) is Corcoran’s confidant and occasional sexual buddy.
You can compare it to the film Gang of New York here it si awesome series that got a short run. The show is brutal and grippy with tension rising that is building throughout the series. Back in the day you could very much imagine how people was living. It was a hard life back then. Also the series has CSI component into it and it works well here. There is some familiar faces in this series as well as some that I have not seen yet. It is a production of BB America in conjunction with the British production.