Our friends over at BBC America gave us a heads up that they were hanging out with our friends at Improv Everywhere, and while goofing around and getting tipsy at a bar were all like, "Hey, what if we made a video together? That would be fun." Then they got some of THEIR friends, grabbed a few cameras, and transformed an entire bar into a scene straight out of the 1860's, complete with bar fights, prostitutes, and a band. Just a regular Saturday night in Brooklyn:
Actually, to be perfectly honest, before the whole thing with the patron being a wanted criminal, this didn't seem too far off from an actual bar that could be in Brooklyn right now. Because Brooklyn is ridiculous.
The whole thing was made to help promote BBC America's Copper, which returns on Sunday, June 23, 10:00pm ET/PT. Here's hoping to promote In The Flesh, they release a zombie virus in Times Square FINGERS CROSSED.
Here's the official blurby info from BBC America:
COPPER – WORLD PREMIERE
COPPER, BBC AMERICA’s highest-rated original drama, returns for a second season this June. An American saga set in 1865 New York City, picks-up on the brink of Lincoln’s assassination – with shifts in politics and society altering the landscape for Irish immigrants and African-Americans. At the center, Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones, MI-5) struggles to tame the wartime metropolis while wrestling with personal demons, including the betrayal of his wife and best friend. And when Tammany Hall’s outspoken General Brendan Donovan (Donal Logue, Vikings, Sons of Anarchy), returns from the Civil War to restore law and order in the Sixth Ward, loyalties will be bought and sold both Uptown and in the slums of the Five Points as Corcoran, and those around him, fight to find their places in an unforgiving city. Guest stars include Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias, Twelve Years a Slave, True Blood), William Baldwin (Gossip Girl, Hawaii Five-O), Eamonn Walker (Chicago Fire, Oz), Lee Tergesen (The Big C, Oz) and Andrew Howard (Hatfield & McCoys, The Hangover). The series is created by three-time Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and Academy Award-nominee Will Rokos, and executive produced by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson, Fontana, Rokos, Cineflix Studios President Christina Wayne and Thomas Kelly. COPPER returns Sunday, June 23, 10:00pm ET/PT.