Alfre Woodard Joins Cast of BBC AMERICA’s ‘Copper’

Alfre Woodard in the press room after accepting a NAACP Image Award in February. (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Alfre Woodard in the press room after accepting a NAACP Image Award in February. (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

A face familiar to film and TV viewers is set to join the denizens of Five Points: BBC AMERICA and Cineflix Studios have announced today (April 11) that Alfre Woodard will guest star on the upcoming second season of Copper, which will premiere Sunday, June 23 at 10/9c. In the original drama, set in Civil War-era New York City, Woodard will play Hattie Lemaster, a former slave who arrives in Five Points and finds it difficult to reconcile her past with her newfound freedom.

Seen most recently in Lifetime’s much-watched adaptation of Steel Magnolias, Woodard is one of the most decorated actresses of the small and big screen, with four Emmys, three Screen Actors Guild awards, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar nomination to her name. (She is set to appear in director Steve McQueen‘s Twelve Years a Slave opposite British star Chiwetel Ejiofor, BBC AMERICA favorite Michael Fassbender, and Brad Pitt.) On the list of Copper‘s second season cast additions, Woodard joins actors Donal LogueEamonn WalkerLee Tergesen, and Andrew Howard .

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