BBC America’s 1860’s New York cop skein “Copper” saw it’s season finale on Sunday, and the channel have confirmed that they will be renewing the show for a second season. The sow is actually the first original series from the US based channel as they have previously relied on co-production or licensed programs from their UK parent company. The network says it has been the highest rating drama they have aired.

The show focuses on a pair of Irish-American police working in lower Manhattan following the Civil War and is stuffed full of grit, grime and prostitution. It offers a very interesting take on this period in history and boasts a stellar cast which includes Tom Weston-Jones, Kevin Ryan, Anastasia Griffith and Franka Potente.

BBC Worldwide America’s General Manager of channels said that Copper had proven to be a perfect fit for the channel with it not only holding the highest rated drama series honor but also boasting the channels highest rated season premiere. Simon said, “Production led by Tom Fontana, Will Rokos, Barry Levinson and Christina Wayne, along with the cast from both sides of the pond, truly captured the boiling pot that was New York City in 1864. We can’t wait to get started on the second season.”