TV Series | TV-MA | | Action, Drama
Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while ... See full summary »
The gun fights are shot with real guns from the 1800s, and Anastasia Griffith said that the "props guys are so excited by the guns".
Detective Kevin Corcoran:
Are you all right?
Eva Heissen: It's not the first dead body I've seen.
Corcoran and company are Irish immigrants working for the Metropolitan Police. The Metropolitan Police was formed by the state in 1857 as a counter to the pre-existing municipal police, and they were rival agencies. Irish immigrants worked almost exclusively for the municipal police rather than the Metropolitan Police, so it is highly unlikely that a Metropolitan Police precinct would would have been manned mainly by Irish.
In the opening credits, there is a map showing the Five Points as it stood in the show's time period.