Coroner rolls in Toronto for season two

Morwyn Brebner will return as showrunner for the CBC procedural, which became the pubcaster's biggest drama debut in the last four years.
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Production is underway in Toronto on season two of Coroner, set to wrap later this fall and premiere in winter 2020.

The CBC drama procedural is produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios. Creator Morwyn Brebner (Rookie Blue, Saving Hope) will return as showrunner and executive producer, while Adrienne Mitchell also returns as executive producer and lead director.

Joining Mitchell in the director’s chair this season are Charles Officer and returning director Winnie Jong. Brebner’s writing staff includes Sean Reycraft, Noelle Carbone, Seneca Aaron, Shannon Masters, Nathalie Younglai and Wendy ‘Motion’ Brathwaite.

Coroner stars Serinda Swan as a talented coroner who uses her expertise to speak for the dead and help solve homicides. Swan is joined by returning cast members Roger Cross (Dark Matter), Éric Bruneau (Goalie), Ehren Kassam (Degrassi: Next Class), Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest), Tamara Podemski (Never saw it Coming), Andy McQueen (Killjoys) and Kiley May (It Chapter Two). New cast members for season two include Nicola Correia-Damude (October Faction) and Olunike Adeliyi (Workin’ Moms).

The series’ first season pulled in big ratings for CBC, becoming its biggest drama debut in four years. The series premiere was watched by more than two million Canadians, according to Numeris ratings. It has already aired in territories such as the U.K., France, Poland, Spain and Latin America thanks to a distribution deal with NBCUniversal International Networks. Season two will return to those territories later in 2020.

Coroner is executive produced by Jonas Prupas of Muse Entertainment and Peter Emerson and Brett Burlock for Cineflix Studios. Muse’s Michael Prupas and Back Alley’s Janis Lundman serve as consulting executives. Cineflix Rights owns the worldwide distribution rights.

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