From a media release:
CBC, Canadaâ€™s public broadcaster, in association with Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films, today announced that Vancouver-born actressÂ Serinda SwanÂ (Inhumans,Â Ballers) is set to star in the new CBC original dramaÂ CORONERÂ (8×60),Â created by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope).Â Inspired by the best-selling series of books by M. R. Hall, the one-hour series centres on a newly appointed coroner investigating suspicious deaths in Toronto.Â Production will begin in late summer 2018 in and around Toronto with the series set to premiere on CBC in winter 2019.
Swan will play the title role of â€˜Jenny Cooperâ€™, a brave, determined yet vulnerable coroner driven by an intense desire for the truth. A former ER doctor and recently widowed mother, the passing of her beloved husband has unlocked a primal connection to death, tied to a secret in her past that is only now coming to the surface.Â She loves her son more than life itselfÂ and strives to support him while also trying to take care of herself.Â With storylines based on real-life cases, Jenny is a coroner for our time, an advocate for the dead even when itâ€™s inconvenient for the living, and defender of those who are powerless or in peril.
Swan most recently starred in the role of â€˜Medusaâ€™ in Marvelâ€™sÂ Inhumans, as well as playing the role of â€˜Anne Bancroftâ€™ in Ryan Murphyâ€™s critically acclaimedÂ Feud.Â Â Other recent television credits include a season-longÂ recurring arc opposite Dwayne Johnson on the third season of HBOâ€™s hit comedy series,Â Ballers, as well asÂ starring roles inÂ Breakout KingsÂ andÂ Graceland. Feature credits include James Francoâ€™s recently wrappedÂ Blood On Wheels,Â Disneyâ€™sÂ Tron,Â and Foxâ€™sÂ Percy JacksonÂ franchise.Â She is repped by APA, Elevate Entertainment, Performers Management in Canada, and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
A CBC original series,Â CORONERÂ is produced by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films. Morwyn Brebner is creator, executive producer and showrunner, Adrienne Mitchell (Durham County, Bellevue) is lead director and executive producer for Back Alley Films, and Jonas Prupas is executive producer for Muse Entertainment. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Scripted Content; and Sarah Adams is Executive in Charge of Production. Bonnie Brownlee is Executive Director, Marketing.