Sep 09, 2013
LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company, has today announced the launch of Cineflix’s highly rated, Emmy®-nominated scripted series “Copper” exclusively on the LOVEFiLM Instant streaming service.
From this Friday (13th September) members of the film and TV streaming service in the UK can immerse themselves in the first season of the critically-acclaimed raw nineteenth century crime drama for the first time, on demand and all at once.
Starring Tom Weston-Jones (“Spooks”), Kyle Schmid (“Being Human”, “Smallville”), and Anastasia Griffith (“Once Upon a Time”, “Lipstick Jungle”), the show is set in 1860s New York City during the last gasps of the Civil War and follows tough but decent police detective Kevin Corcoran (Weston-Jones), a “copper” who returns from the war to discover that his daughter has been murdered and his wife is missing.
Against a backdrop of poverty, crime and depravity, Corcoran tries to piece together what happened to his family while solving high-profile cases for the City. His investigations take him from the notorious Five Points neighbourhood to elegant but corrupt Fifth Avenue high society, exploring bitter racial tension and social struggles on the way.
“Copper” is created by three-time Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and Academy Award-nominee Will Rokos and amongst the executive producers are Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson, Fontana, Rokos and Cineflix Studios’ Christina Wayne. “Copper” has already proven to be a huge success in the U.S. where it airs on BBC America, becoming the broadcaster’s highest-rated series premiere. It is the second show, after Norse epic “Vikings”, to make its debut in the UK on LOVEFiLM Instant, bypassing traditional broadcasters to bring the whole series to fans in one go.
Simon Morris, Chief Marketing Officer at LOVEFiLM, said:
“Breaking records for a broadcaster like BBC America is a testament to the quality of this show and we’re thrilled to bring it to the UK. We’re always looking to bring great new TV content to British viewers, and following the success of “Vikings” it’s exciting to see the faith content creators have in our platform as a way to launch new shows in this country.”
Chris Bonney, CEO of Rights, Cineflix Media, said:
“”Copper” has been a great success for Cineflix in North America and we’re sure it will be equally loved by British audiences. As we look to increase our broadcast partners and revenue from the growing trend for online viewing, we’re delighted to partner with LOVEFiLM, which is the perfect way for fans to dive into the gritty world of post Civil War New York.”
LOVEFiLM Instant is available on PC, Mac or via Nintendo Wii and Wii U, Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony Playstation®3, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire, Apple iPad® and a growing number of Internet-connected TV sets and Blu-ray players, giving members immediate access to a huge range of the latest films and premium TV shows from as little as £5.99 a month.
For further information please contact the LOVEFiLM press office at Mischief on 020 3128 6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about Cineflix, please contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications:
email@example.com; or t: +44 (0) 7789 981 561
Links To Editors
RECORD BREAKING U.S. CRIME DRAMA “COPPER” PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY ON AMAZON’S LOVEFiLM
Notes to Editors
LOVEFiLM is an Amazon company and a leading European film and TV series subscription service with over two million members in the UK and Germany. For just £5.99 a month LOVEFiLM members can choose from thousands of hours of the latest and greatest film and TV entertainment from major Hollywood – and international – studios, streamed instantly through LOVEFiLM Instant directly to hundreds of Internet-enabled devices, including games consoles and tablets. LOVEFiLM also offers LOVEFiLM By Post, giving members access to more than 70,000 titles on DVD and Blu-ray, including the latest new releases, delivered straight to their door. For more information visit LOVEFiLM or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is a leading, independent UK television content distributor with a catalogue of more than 3400 hours of established, returning series and fresh content that is successfully building broadcasters’ schedules worldwide. The Company’s roster of factual and scripted in-house and third-party programmes from 50 producer partners covers a wide breadth of genres including crime and investigation, history, home and design, lifestyle, science, wildlife and natural history, as well as formats. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.