ABC orders “Copper”


ABC has ordered 13 episodes of E1 Entertainment’s original drama series, “Copper,” which will air in conjunction with Canwest Global in Canada.

“Copper” is a youthful, heartfelt, one-hour, character-driven workplace drama about five rookie cops plunged into the high stakes world of big city policing – a world where even the smallest mistake can have life-or-death consequences. The series follows this group of new cops just out of the police academy, where they bonded together, fought together, drank together, worked together and slept together. And now they’re on the job together. They’re kids with guns, learning firsthand the hardest kind of policing there is. They’re first responders, and they’re about to learn that no amount of training prepares you for life.

“This project, co-created with Morwyn Berbner, Ellen Vanstone and Tassie Cameron, who will also serve as series showrunner, arose out of our overall deal with executive producer Ilana Frank and her company, Thump, Inc.,” said John Moryaniss, E1 Television’s CEO. ”Securing a 13-episode series order based on a pitch is extremely rare and is a testament to E1’s position as a leading creative supplier of programming. Our ability to combine our creative auspices, business acumen and alternative sources of financing makes our series very appealing to U.S. buyers.”