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Developed by Thump Inc. and produced in partnership with Canadian indie studio/distributor, E1 Entertainment, "Copper" (working title), started production in Toronto July 14 and will continue shooting in and around the GTA through to November 2009.
The one-hour, 13-episode series, commissioned by Canwest and picked up by the ABC Television Network during development, will be simulcast on Global and ABC.
"...'Copper' is a workplace drama about five young rookie cops just out of the police academy. They have bonded together, fought together, drank together, worked together and slept together. Now they're on the job together.
They're kids with guns, experiencing firsthand the hardest kind of policing there is. They are first responders, and they are about to learn that no amount of training prepares you for life..."
"The entire Copper team have crafted an exciting,innovative new twist on the traditional cop franchise," said Noreen Halpern, President, Dramatic Programming, E1 Entertainment.
"This project is unusual. While it was originally developed with Canwest, ABC has been actively involved, early on, since the pitching stage. The result has been a series with a truly international sensibility."
Vancouver-born actress Missy "Reaper" Peregrym stars as 'Andy McNally', "...a young woman who has grown up fast and carries a gun, but feels like a fraud half the time. She comes from a police family and all she's ever wanted to beis a cop. A born rescuer, Andy is the soul of the close-knit group of five rookie officers plunged into the high stakes world of big city policing - a world where even the smallest mistake can have life-or-death consequences..."
Co-starring is Canadian actor Gregory "Everwood" Smith, whose character, 'Dov Epstein', is the thrill-seeker in the group, thoroughly 'jacked' to be a cop.
Enuka "24" Okuma plays 'Traci Nash', a girl from a working class family raised in a tough neighbourhood, a serious party girl and a single mother.
Travis "My Green House" Milne is 'Chris Diaz', a clean-cut police poster boy with a wicked temper.
Charlotte "M.V.P." Sullivan is 'Gail Peck', the group's politico, whose mother is a superintendent next in line to be Chief of Police...