Coroner rolls in T.O.

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Season three of the drama series from Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios sees Gloria Ui Young Kim and Charles Officer among its directors.

CBC’s Coroner is back in action.

Produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios, production on the pubcaster’s original drama inspired by M.R. Hall’s bestselling book series is now underway.

Created for TV by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope) – who serves as executive producer and showrunner – Coroner stars Serinda Swan (Inhumans) as Toronto coroner Dr. Jenny Cooper, a recently widowed woman who investigates any suspicious or sudden deaths.

In May, the show was sold to The CW Network in the U.S., where season one debuted this summer and season two is set for the network’s fall slate. Later that same month, the series was renewed for a 10-episode third season alongside the news that Coroner‘s first two seasons had also been sold to U.K. broadcaster Channel 4. Notably, season one and two previously ran for eight episodes each.

Season three, which is expected to debut on CBC and CBC Gem in winter 2021, sees Cooper move past her trauma and embrace her whole self. This upcoming season is also expected to address unorthodox therapy sessions and “uncomfortable, messy, and beautiful personal encounters,” according to a press release. Executive producers on the drama include Back Alley’s Adrienne Mitchell (Bellevue), who serves as lead director; Muse Entertainment’s Jonas Prupas (Collision Course); and Peter Emerson and Brett Burlock (Pure) for Cineflix Studios.

Alongside Mitchell, directors on season three include Charles Officer (Akilla’s Escape), Gloria Ui Young Kim (Queen of the Morning Calm) and Samir Rehem (Tiny Pretty Things). Writers for this season also include Noelle Carbone, Marsha Greene, Chris Roberts, Motion, Seneca Aaron, Shannon Masters, Nathalie Younglai and Leah Cameron.

In addition to Swan, the series stars Roger Cross (Dark Matter), Éric Bruneau (Goalie), Ehren Kassam (Degrassi: Next Class), Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest), Tamara Podemski (Run), Andy McQueen (Killjoys) and Kiley May (It: Chapter Two). For season three, Mark Taylor (Flashpoint) and Uni Park (Kim’s Convenience) have also joined the cast.

Previously, when it premiered in Canada in winter 2018, Coroner was called the highest-rated new drama series premiere on CBC in more than four years. As well, prior to its broadcast debut, NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUINN) picked up the drama to air in the U.K., Germany, Poland, France, Africa, Latin America, Brazil and Spain.

NBCUINN holds the rights to all three seasons of the series from global distributor Cineflix Rights. Coroner‘s junior season will premiere across NBCUINN’s channel portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa, France, Spain, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Latin America and Brazil. In Germany, it will air on 13th Street and in the U.K. season three will follow next year on Sky Witness.

Image of Coroner courtesy of CBC