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'Oz' stars Tergesen and Walker to reunite on 'Copper'

'Oz' stars Tergesen and Walker to reunite on 'Copper'
Eamonn Walker arrives for the premiere of "Cadillac Records" at the AMC Loews Theater in New York on December 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh) | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Former "Oz" inmates Lee Tergesen and Eamonn Walker are to guest star on writer-producer Tom Fontana's latest TV show, "Copper," The Hollywood Reporter said.

Fontana was the creator of "Oz," a critically acclaimed prison drama, which ran from 1997 to 2003.

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Tergesen will play a powerful criminal, while Walker will play abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass in Season 2 of "Copper," a gritty police procedural set in 19th century New York.

Fresh episodes of "Copper" are to begin airing on BBC America this summer.

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