*Alfre Woodard has found herself a steady gig on BBC America’s crime drama “Copper,” which is currently prepping for the summer premiere of its second season.
As previously reported, the show is set in the Five Points area of New York in 1865, the year slavery was abolished. In season 2, Woodward has a five-episode arc as Hattie Lemaster, “a former slave who has recently arrived to the Five Points to start anew,” the network states. “Jarred by raucous city life, Hattie must reconcile her past against hope for a future.”
Meanwhile, “Chicago Fire” star Eamonn Walker will guest star as abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
“Copper,” BBC America’s first original scripted series, premieres its sophomore season on Sunday, June 23 at 10 p.m. The new season picks up shortly before Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, again chronicling the the struggles of Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones).
Other guest stars lined up for season 2 include Lee Tergesen (“Army Wives”) as a new criminal foe for Corcoran, and Andrew Howard (“Burn Notice”) as the manager of a budding criminal organization.