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TV News: Copper, Blake's, Dead, Arrow

By Garth Franklin Tuesday August 21st 2012 10:42PM

Copper
"Copper", BBC America's first effort in original scripted programming, fetched a premiere record of 1.1 million first airing and 1.8 million viewers for the night for the cable network.

Reviews have been solid for the series which follows an Irish immigrant police detective (Tom Weston-Jones) in Manhattan's infamous Five Points district in 1864 (basically the same time and place as Scorsese's "Gangs of New York"). [Source: The Live Feed]

Blake's 7
The planned reboot of cult 70's British adventure/sci-fi series "Blake's 7" has landed at Syfy which Joe Pokaski ("Heroes") is penning and Martin Campbell ("Casino Royale") is directing.

The show has a script-to-series commitment, meaning that if Syfy likes the script it will greenlight the project as a 13-episode series. [Source: Deadline]

The Walking Dead
Dallas Roberts has scored a recurring role as a completely new original character in AMC's zombie-fueled comic adaptation "The Walking Dead".

Roberts will play Milton, one of the residents of the community of Woodbury and is essentially the right-hand man to season antagonist The Governor (David Morrissey). He's also something of a scientist trying to determine how zombies behave. [Source: EW]

Arrow
Australian actress Jessica De Gouw is set to play the recurring role of DC Comics hero 'The Huntress' in The CW's new series "Arrow" .

The character, real name Helena Bertinelli, is a fellow vigilante and a potential love interest for lead character Oliver Queen. [Source: Zap2It]

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