More4 Picks Up Seasons 1 & 2 Of Canadian Drama ‘Coroner’
More4 has acquired the rights to the first two seasons of Canadian medical drama ‘Coroner‘ it has been announced.
Inspired by the best-selling series of books by M.R. Hall and created by Morwyn Brebner (‘Saving Hope’), ‘Coroner’ follows Dr. Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan – ‘Inhumans’), a recently widowed new coroner who investigates suspicious, unnatural or sudden deaths in Toronto. Jenny taps into her intuition as much as her intellect and heart as she solves cases with the help of homicide detective Donovan McAvoy (Roger Cross), a man who isn’t afraid of challenging the status quo; pathologist Dr. Dwayne Allen (Lovell Adams-Gray) and his assistant River Baitz (Kiley May); and Alison Trent (Tamara Podemski), Jenny’s assistant who keeps it real. And while Jenny solves mysterious deaths, she also deals with clinical anxiety; a teenage son, Ross (Ehren Kassam), who is still grieving the death of his father; and the prospect of starting a new relationship with the enigmatic Liam (Éric Bruneau).
Season 1 of ‘Coroner’ had previously aired on Universal in the UK, before the channel was shut down when Sky took over control of all NBCUniversal’s UK programming following their acquisition by NBCUniversal’s parent company, Comcast. Season 2 has never aired before on this side of the Atlantic.
‘Coroner’ has been a massive hit in Canada for CBC, becoming the highest-rated new drama series in over four years for the broadcaster. Outside of its home country, Season 1 was the highest-rated debut for Universal when the series launched here and was also recently picked up by The CW for broadcast in the US for the first time. CBC has renewed the drama for a 3rd Season.
We don’t yet know exactly when ‘Coroner‘ will air on More4, but they will obviously be running Season 1 on the channel before they air the as-yet-unbroadcast 2nd Season. That means there may be a bit of a wait for UK viewers, but at least the show has a new home. We’ll let you know when we have premiere dates.
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