Flashpoint really was the start of something; ABC has just become the third network to pick up a Canadian-made procedural series. This one is Copper (from one of the Flashpoint writer-producers), about five rookie cops learning about the dangers of police work in “the Big City.” It remains to be seen whether this Big City will be explicitly identified as Toronto, but at least the director and crew won’t actually have to disguise Toronto to make it look like some other city. Bill Brioux has more on the pickup and what it means.
And no, my selection of the clip at the top of this post does not mean I think Copper is going to be the same as that or any other show about young cops; but since Copper hasn’t been produced yet (production begins in June), it’s the only clip available to illustrate what the show might be like. I would, however, expect Copper‘s theme song to be somewhat less funky.