BBC AMERICA AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS
Click to Tweet: Coming in August to @BBCAMERICA: new original 1864 NYC drama #CopperTV plus new #DoctorWho and #TheNerdist specials
COPPER – WORLD PREMIERE
COPPER, BBC AMERICA’s first original scripted series is created and executive produced by Emmy®-winner Tom Fontana, Academy Award®-nominee Will Rokos and executive produced by Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and executive in charge of Mad Men, Christina Wayne. The 10-part drama, set at the intersection of three worlds in 1864 New York City – elegant Fifth Avenue, the notorious Five Points and an emerging African-American community in rural northern Manhattan, centers on Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones, MI-5), a rugged and intense Irish immigrant cop struggling to maintain his moral compass as he polices the city’s notorious Five Points, while on a quest to find his daughter’s killer and his missing wife. The COPPER world premiere is Sunday, August 19, 10:00pm ET/PT.
Twitter: @CopperTV #CopperTV
COPPER: BEHIND THE BADGE – WORLD PREMIERE
COPPER: Behind the Badge is an insider’s look at the making of BBC AMERICA’s COPPER. Viewers go behind the scenes of the gripping crime drama as the cast and crew recreate one of the most storied times in American history – 1864 New York City. From elaborate costumes to cinematic sets, COPPER’s creative team brings to life a bygone world of poverty and power. The special features interviews with the award-winning team behind the series – Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Will Rokos and Christina Wayne, as well as interviews with cast members Tom Weston-Jones, Franka Potente, Anastasia Griffith, Kyle Schmid and Tessa Thompson. COPPER: Behind the Badge airs throughout the month of August.
Twitter: @CopperTV #CopperTV
THE NERDIST SPECIALS – WORLD PREMIERE
Host Chris Hardwick – comedian, writer, Doctor Who fan and creator of the hit Nerdist podcast – joins special guests in a comedic roundtable discussion of all the things that nerds love – from pop culture to news, tech trends and more. In The Nerdist: Tribute to Science, a panel of today’s brightest minds discuss some of science’s greatest innovators and biggest stories. The Nerdist: Tribute to Science premieres Saturday, August 4, 10:00pm ET. In The Nerdist: Tribute to Nerd Girls, the panel celebrates the women who boldly go where only dudes have gone before. Whether they’re pioneering new technology or kicking virtual butt, geek girls are dominating nerd culture. Premieres Saturday, August 11, 10:00pm ET. Finally, the panel discusses the possibility of time travel in The Nerdist: Tribute to Time Travel featuring COPPER’s Tom Weston-Jones, premiering Saturday August 18, 10:00pm ET.
DOCTOR WHO SPECIALS – WORLD PREMIERE
BBC AMERICA presents four new original Doctor Who specials in August. The Science of Doctor Who explores the real life science behind the biggest concepts and most iconic ideas in Doctor Who. The Science of Doctor Who premieres Saturday, August 4, 11:00 pm ET. Behind every great Time Lord there’s a great woman. Whether they’re busting Daleks or the Doctor’s ego, the women of Doctor Who prove that you don’t need testosterone to save the universe. The Women of Doctor Who premieres Saturday, August 11, 9:00pm ET. When the Doctor’s around, tomorrow is yesterday, yesterday is tomorrow and 18th century France is in your fireplace. Confused yet? Watch The Timey-Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who. You’ve already seen it in the future. The Timey-Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who premieres Saturday, August 18, 11:00pm ET. Leave the beach towel at home and take a trip to the end of the Earth – literally. From the Starship UK to one very haunted hotel, you won’t find the destinations of Doctor Who in any guidebook. The Destinations of Doctor Who premieres Saturday, August 25, 9:00pm ET.
Other series that will continue to premiere new episodes during August include:
Mondays: Top Gear
Tuesdays: Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Season 2
(Information provided courtesy of BBC America.)