Coroner Starts Season 4
by Staff Editors
(July 27, 2021 – Toronto, ON) Muse Entertainment, Cineflix Studios, and Back Alley Films have announced the start of production on season four of Coroner in Toronto and other locations in Ontario. Serinda Swan stars as coroner Dr. Jenny Cooper with Roger Cross (Dark Matter, Caught) as Detective Donovan McAvoy. Inspired by the best-selling series of books by M.R. Hall and created for television by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), the new season will debut on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service in Winter 2022.
The new season, 12 60-minute episodes, will also see Swan at work behind the camera making her television series directorial debut. She joins directors Adrienne Mitchell (Durham County, Bellevue), Ruba Nadda (Frankie Drake Mysteries), Farhad Mann (Murdoch Mysteries), Samir Rehem (Tiny Pretty Things), Cory Bowles (Pretty Hard Cases) and Liz Farrer (Coroner). Award-winning writer/producer Adriana Maggs (Caught, Grown Up Movie Star) will lead the series as Showrunner with a celebrated and illustrious writing team including Noelle Carbone (Wynonna Earp), Shannon Masters (Cardinal), Laura Good (Burden of Truth), Nathalie Younglai (Super Zee), Seneca Aaron (Nurses), Wendy ‘Motion’ Brathwaite (Akilla’s Escape), JP Larocque (Another Life), Mazi Khalighi (Foraldraskap) and Lindsey Addawoo (Promise Me).
“I am thrilled to be joining this wonderful and important series in its fourth season, following the success created by Morwyn Brebner. It has been very exciting to slip into the world of Jenny Cooper and Coroner, and to further explore how death tells us everything we need to know about life today,” said Adriana Maggs (pictured). “We are so appreciative to CBC for their continued support for this series. This season we will explore more fascinating bodies and cases filled with mystery and intrigue, and continue to showcase this amazing ensemble of Canadian talent with our international viewers and fans.”
Coroner was the highest-rated new drama series premiere on CBC in 2019. season four returns with Dr. Jenny Cooper fresh from recent and sudden loss determined to start anew. To cope with her grief, she buries herself in her work but a new face in the office causes Jenny to re-examine her relationship with life and death. At home, Jenny is dealing with the return of the mother who abandoned her as a child. Detective Donovan McAvoy, fresh from recovery, seeks to prove he’s fit to be back on the job and unintentionally finds himself in a situation that creates a rift between him and partner Malik Abed. Ross finds new passions and interests – one of them being Jenny’s assistant, Alphonse). Gordon and Peggy reunite, though Jenny is convinced Peggy is not as perfect as she seems. Through a collection of emotionally intense, and spine-tingling cases, this season addresses grief, isolation, openness, impermanence, forgiveness, and resilience of spirit. Jenny and all those around her learn to live in the moment, learn to be free, and learn that the vulnerability you possess can be your greatest strength.
Coroner is produced by Muse Entertainment, Cineflix Studios, and Back Alley Films with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Bell Fund, the IPF’s COGECO Television Production Fund, TVA, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit. Adrienne Mitchell is executive producer for Back Alley Films, Aren Prupas and Jonas Prupas are executive producers for Muse Entertainment with Peter Emerson and Brett Burlock as executive producers for Cineflix Studios. Serinda Swan is also Executive Producer with Showrunner Adriana Maggs, writer Noelle Carbone as well as Morwyn Brebner and Suzanne Colvin-Goulding. Janis Lundman serves as Consulting Executive for Back Alley Films. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Sarah Adams is Director of Current Production, Drama; and Gosia Kamela is Executive in Charge of Current Production, Drama. Cineflix Rights has the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the series.
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