Coroner (TV series)

Coroner is a Canadian drama television series based on the Jenny Cooper series of novels by M. R. Hall and developed by Morwyn Brebner. The series stars Serinda Swan as Jenny Cooper, a recently-widowed Toronto coroner who investigates suspicious deaths.[1][2] The series premiered on CBC in January 2019,[3] and attracted 1 million viewers per episode throughout the first season.[4] The series was subsequently renewed for a second season.[5]

Coroner
GenreDrama
Based onJenny Cooper novels
by M.R. Hall
Developed byMorwyn Brebner
StarringSerinda Swan
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16
Production
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Muse Entertainment
  • Back Alley Films
DistributorMuse Entertainment
Release
Original networkCBC
Original releaseJanuary 7, 2019 (2019-01-07) –
present

BackgroundEdit

The series was developed from the M. R. Hall novels for television by Morwyn Brebner,[6] and was produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Film Productions, and Cineflix Studios, with Adrienne Mitchell as executive producer and lead director.[1]

CastEdit

ReleaseEdit

The series premiered on CBC on January 7, 2019,[3] and attracted more than 1 million viewers per episode throughout the first season.[4] The series was subsequently renewed for second season.[5]

In October 2018, it was announced that NBCUniversal International Networks had acquired rights to air Coroner around the world. The series of eight one-hour episodes will premiere in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Africa, Latin America, Brazil, and Australia from late 2019.[7] Cineflix announced that the UK airing of Coroner constituted Universal TV’s strongest ever series launch.[8]

ProductionEdit

The first season of Coroner consists of 8 episodes.[1] Following the finale of the first season, on March 25, 2019 CBC renewed Coroner for an 8-episode second season.[5]

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18January 7, 2019 (2019-01-07)February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25)
28January 7, 2020 (2020-01-07)February 24, 2020 (2020-02-24)

Season 1 (2019)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateCanadian viewers
(millions)
11"Black Dog"Adrienne MitchellMorwyn BrebnerJanuary 7, 2019 (2019-01-07)1.051[9]
22"Bunny"Adrienne MitchellWaneta StormsJanuary 14, 2019 (2019-01-14)1.015[10]
33"Scattered"Adrienne MitchellSean ReycraftJanuary 21, 2019 (2019-01-21)0.948[11]
44"Quick or Dead"Adrienne MitchellMorwyn Brebner & MotionJanuary 28, 2019 (2019-01-28)1.004[12]
55"All's Well"Winnifred JongNoelle CarboneFebruary 4, 2019 (2019-02-04)1.051[13]
66"Confetti Heart"Sherren LeeSeneca AaronFebruary 11, 2019 (2019-02-11)1.102[14]
77"The Suburbs"Paul FoxNoelle Carbone & Seneca AaronFebruary 18, 2019 (2019-02-18)N/A
88"Bridges"Paul FoxMorwyn Brebner & Nathalie YounglaiFebruary 25, 2019 (2019-02-25)1.112[15]

Season 2 (2020)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateCanadian viewers
(millions)
91"Fire"Adrienne MitchellMorwyn BrebnerJanuary 6, 2020 (2020-01-06)N/A
102"Borders"Adrienne MitchellMotionJanuary 13, 2020 (2020-01-13)0.956[16]
113"Crispr Sistr"Winnifred JongNathalie YounglaiJanuary 20, 2020 (2020-01-20)N/A
124"Unburied"Winnifred JongSean ReycraftJanuary 27, 2020 (2020-01-27)N/A
135"One Drum"Charles OfficerShannon MastersFebruary 3, 2020 (2020-02-03)N/A
146"The Flipside"Charles OfficerSeneca AaronFebruary 10, 2020 (2020-02-10)N/A
157"Monster in the House"Adrienne MitchellNoelle CarboneFebruary 17, 2020 (2020-02-17)N/A
168"Fire"Adrienne MitchellMorwyn BrebnerFebruary 24, 2020 (2020-02-24)N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c About the Show: CORONER cbc.ca/mediacentre, accessed 29 May 2018
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (20 June 2018). "Serinda Swan To Star In CBC Drama Series 'Coroner'". deadline.com. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b Serinda Swan becomes Jenny Cooper 20 June 2018, northernstars.ca, accessed 21 June 2018
  4. ^ a b Top Programs – Total Canada (English) February 25, 2019 - March 3, 2019 assets.numeris.ca, accessed 8 December 2019
  5. ^ a b c CBC announces first round of renewals for the 2019-20 season www.tv-eh.com, accessed 8 December 2019
  6. ^ "Greg David: CBC announces new and returning programming slate for 2018-19 season". tv-eh.com, 24 May 2018, accessed 28 July 2018
  7. ^ "Greg David: NBCUniversal International Networks acquires CBC series Coroner". tv-eh.com, 8 October 2018, accessed 8 November 2018
  8. ^ Coroner is the #1 New Canadian Drama of the 2018/19 Broadcast Season www.cineflixrights.com, accessed 28 December 2019
  9. ^ Top Programs – Total Canada (English) January 7, 2019 - January 13, 2019 - Numeris assets.numeris.ca, accessed 8 December 2019
  10. ^ Top Programs – Total Canada (English) January 14, 2019 - January 20, 2019 - Numeris assets.numeris.ca, accessed 8 December 2019
  11. ^ Top Programs – Total Canada (English) January 21, 2019 - January 27, 2019 - Numeris assets.numeris.ca, accessed 8 December 2019
  12. ^ Top Programs – Total Canada (English) January 28, 2019 - February 3, 2019 - Numeris assets.numeris.ca, accessed 8 December 2019
  13. ^ Top Programs – Total Canada (English) February 4, 2019 - February 10, 2019 - Numeris assets.numeris.ca, accessed 8 December 2019
  14. ^ Top Programs – Total Canada (English) February 11, 2019 - February 17, 2019 - Numeris assets.numeris.ca, accessed 8 December 2019
  15. ^ Top Programs – Total Canada (English) February 25, 2019 - March 3, 2019 - Numeris assets.numeris.ca, accessed 8 December 2019
  16. ^ Top Programs – Total Canada (English) January 13, 2020 - January 19, 2020 - Numeris assets.numeris.ca, accessed 30 January 2020

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