From a media release:
NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) today announced the acquisition of Coroner â€“ a new, procedural drama from Cineflix Rights to air around the world. A CBC original series created by Morwyn Brebner (Rookie Blue, Saving Hope) and produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios, the eight one-hour episodes will premiere in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Africa, Latin America, Brazil and Australia from late 2019.
Inspired by the bestselling series of books of M.R. Hall, Coroner is a female-driven series following Jenny Cooper â€“ played by Serinda Swan (Inhumans, Ballers) â€“ a newly appointed coroner investigating suspicious deaths in Toronto. Jenny is a brave and determined yet vulnerable coroner driven by an intense desire for the truth. A former ER doctor and a recently widowed mother of a teenage son, her husbandâ€™s death has unlocked a primal connection to death, tied to a secret in her past that is only now coming to the surface. With storylines based on real-life cases, Jenny is a coroner of 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.
Coroner also stars Roger Cross (Dark Matter, The X-Files) as Donovan â€œMacâ€ McAvoy, a police detective who partners with Jenny; Eric Bruneau (Blue Moon) as Liam, Jennyâ€™s new neighbour; and Ehren Kassam (DeGrassi: Next Class) as Ross, Jennyâ€™s 17-year-old son. Also joining the cast are Tamara Podemski (Rabbit Fall) as Alison Trent, Jennyâ€™s eccentric colleague; Alli Chung (Dark Matter, The Expanse) as Taylor Kim, a smart, junior homicide detective; Lovell Adams-Gray (Second Jen) as Dr. Dwayne Allen, an idealistic young pathologist; and Saad Siddiqui (Incorporated, Taken) as Dr. Neil Sharma, Jennyâ€™s insightful psychiatrist.
Coroner is produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios. Morwyn Brebner is creator, executive producer and showrunner; Adrienne Mitchell (Durham County, Bellevue) is lead director and executive producer for Back Alley Films; Jonas Prupas is executive producer for Muse Entertainment; with Peter Emerson and Brett Burlock executive producers for Cineflix Studios.
Coroner is distributed worldwide by Cineflix Rights and is currently in production in Toronto, Canada.
The CBC will premiere Coroner in Canada on the CBC in winter 2019.