Production on Season 2 of the CBC character drama Coroner is now underway, Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios announced on Thursday. Starring Serinda Swan (Inhumans, Ballers) as coroner Dr. Jenny Cooper, Season 2 will once again consist of eight one-hour episodes and is scheduled to debut on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service in Winter 2020. Inspired by the best-selling series of books by M.R. Hall and created for television by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), the series is currently being filmed in various locations in Toronto, Ontario.
Season 2 of Coroner returns to Toronto where Jenny continues to try to speak for the dead while also protect the living. In the aftermath of a devastating apartment fire, Jenny struggles to control a dangerous new outlet for her anxiety. Meanwhile, a witness to the fire draws Detective Donovan McAvoy (Roger Cross, Dark Matter) into a hidden side of the city. The season also finds Jenny needing to trust her instincts, as her father’s dementia worsens, her son turns 18, and her now-live-in boyfriend Liam (Éric Bruneau) is confronted by his own push and pull with death. Every body has a story – and this season, Jenny must figure out the story her own body’s telling.
In addition to Swan, Cross and Bruneau, returning cast also includes Ehren Kassam (Degrassi, Next Class) as Ross; Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest, Bad Blood) as Gordon Cooper; Tamara Podemski (Never saw it Coming) as Alison Trent; Andy McQueen (Killjoys) as Malik Abed; and Kiley May (It Chapter Two) as River Baitz.
New this season will be Nicola Correia-Damude (October Faction) as Kelly, a survivor of the apartment fire who makes a connection with Jenny, and Olunike Adeliyi (Workin’ Moms) as Noor, a social worker who will do anything to protect her clients.
“We are thrilled to be returning to Coroner for a second season that will not only continue to explore fascinating cases, but also brings fans closer to Jenny and her personal journey,” said showrunner Morwyn Brebner and lead director and executive producer Adrienne Mitchell. “There’s a real explosiveness to this season that we are very excited to bring to life.”
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Coroner Season 2 will premiere on CBC in Winter 2020.
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