From a media release:
With production now underway in Toronto, Ontario,Â Muse Entertainment, Back Alley FilmsÂ andÂ Cineflix StudiosÂ today revealed additional casting for new CBC original dramaÂ CORONERÂ (8×60), set for a winter 2019 broadcast and streaming premiere onÂ CBC, theÂ CBC TV appÂ andÂ cbc.ca/watch. Inspired by the best-selling series of books by M. R. Hall and created by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope), the series centres on newly appointed coroner Jenny Cooper as she investigates suspicious deaths in Toronto.
CORONERÂ starsÂ Serinda SwanÂ (Inhumans,Â Ballers) as Jenny Cooper, a brave, determined yet vulnerable coroner, former ER doctor, and recently widowed mother, driven by an intense desire for the truth. She loves her son more than life itselfÂ and strives to support him while also trying to take care of herself. The passing of Jennyâ€™s 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 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 a defender of those who are powerless or in peril.
Joining the series areÂ Roger CrossÂ (The X-Files) as Donovan â€œMacâ€ McAvoy, a police detective who partners with Jenny;Â Ã‰ricÂ BruneauÂ (Blue Moon) as Liam, Jennyâ€™s new neighbour; andÂ Ehren KassamÂ (DeGrassi: Next Class) as Ross, Jennyâ€™s 17-year-old son. Also joining the cast areÂ Tamara PodemskiÂ (Rabbit Fall) as Alison Trent, Jennyâ€™s eccentric colleague;Â Allison ChungÂ (UnReal) as Taylor Kim, a smart, junior homicide detective;Â Lovell Adams-GrayÂ (Second Jen) as Dr. Dwayne Allen, an idealistic young pathologist; andÂ Saad SiddiquiÂ (Madame Secretary) as Dr. Neil Sharma, Jennyâ€™s insightful psychiatrist.
A CBC original series,Â CORONERÂ 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. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Scripted Content; and Sarah Adams is Executive in Charge of Production. Cineflix Rights has the exclusive worldwide distribution rights toÂ CORONER.