Coroner's Serinda Swan Talks the Return of an Old Tragedy, [Spoiler]'s Health Scare and Liam's Letter

TV Line, August 19, 2021

Coroner‘s Jenny Cooper is back on the job, and Thursday’s Season 3 premiere found her facing a global pandemic, an unwelcome blast from the past and more difficulties. The episode began with Jenny in what appeared to be a socially distanced therapy group screaming out their frustrations, before flashing back to four months earlier to reveal the progression of COVID. While working a case involving the death of a nursing home caretaker, Jenny was also dealt some big personal challenges: A letter arrived from her PTSD-suffering beau Liam, and then Jenny learned that there’s an inquest into her sister’s death and her father’s role in it.

CBC's hit original drama Coroner begins production on Season 4

TV, Eh?, July 27, 2021

This season, Serinda Swan will feature her talents behind the camera for her television series directorial debut. Swan joins a dynamic and acclaimed group of directors including 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).

Adrienne Mitchell and Morwyn Brebner talk Coroner Season 3 finale

The Televixen, April 7, 2021

How’s everyone doing after that finale? We’ll have to wait until Season 4 (fingers crossed) to break down that loaded look from Jenny at the end, but to tide you over, here’s the second part of my chat with co-showrunners Adrienne Mitchell and Morwyn Brebner about the other things we can discuss.

Adrienne Mitchell and Morwyn Brebner talk Coroner Season 3 + a preview of the finale

The Televixen, April 5, 2021

If you thought Jenny’s final moments of last week’s Coroner were dramatic, hang onto something, because the Season 3 finale has more where that came from. Wednesday night, “Christmas Day” picks up from that momentous slap to find a numb Jenny trying to figure out what the hell just happened. Co-executive producer Morwyn Brebner takes over where Noelle Carbone left off last week and co-executive producer Adrienne Mitchell again directs. I jumped on a call with Brebner and Mitchell this morning to chat about the season. Part 1 follows, with part 2 going up after the finale Wednesday night.

Coroner Season 2 Scores 8 CSA Nominations

Playback, March 30, 2021

Multi-nominated scripted dramas include Coroner (CineFlix Studios, Back Alley Films, Muse Entertainment) with eight nominations.

Best Direction, Drama Series

Adrienne Mitchell

Best Direction, Drama Series

Charles Offcer

Best Lead Actor, Drama Series

Roger Cross

Best Supporting Actress, Drama

Tamara Podemski

Best Guest Performance, Drama Series

Nicola Correia‑Damude

Best Guest Performance, Drama Series

Olunike Adeliyi

Best Original Music, Fiction

Tom Third

Best Sound, Fiction

Jill Purdy, Adam Stein, Daniel Pellerin, Chris Russell

Adrienne Mitchell and Morwyn Brebner Talk Coroner Season 3

The Televixen, February 1, 2021

Since its first season, Coroner has had its finger pretty squarely on the pulse of real world events, and Season 3, which premieres Wednesday on CBC, is no different. Set in late spring of 2020, the show acknowledges, right out of the gate, the horror of the global pandemic from the point of view of frontline workers — and, more specifically, the coroner’s office.

Coroner: Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell on Season 3's "strange, magical" vibe

From the opening moments of Coroner’s Season 3 premiere, it’s clear that COVID-19 has invaded Dr. Jenny Cooper’s (Serinda Swan) world. There are social distancing measures during her group therapy class, full-body protective suits at her workplace, and in one painfully familiar scene, raw marks on her skin when she removes her mask.

"It was nail-biting but we did it": Canadian shows didn't let COVID derail production

Toronto City News, January 26, 2021

The pandemic has its prints all over Canada’s winter TV season.

While some shows affected by lockdowns last March were able to resume production in the summer and air in the fall, many were held up by restrictions, a lack of COVID-19 insurance, and the development of expensive health and safety protocols with officials and unions.

For CBC’s ‘Coroner’ doing an episode about the pandemic had to reflect ‘who has been the hardest hit’ — long‑term care homes

Toronto Star, January 29, 2021

Bobby is a devoted personal-support worker toiling in a nursing home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The home is often short of PPE, so Bobby makes homemade masks for co-workers to bridge the gap.

Speaking For The Dead

TV Week, Feb. 6, 2021

In season three, Dr. Jenny Cooper unravels murder mysteries in a Toronto engulfed by COVID

The writers’ room of Coroner was already a month into breaking its third season when life as we know it abruptly changed overnight. Realizing how much different the world was likely to look by the time they got into production five months later, series creator Morwyn Brebner felt they had no choice but to start over. “We were trying to figure out how to incorporate [COVID-19] into the show, without it being disruptive to the emotions between the characters, but reflecting how we were living,” the writer explains. “It was really complex. Sometimes our minds were just exploding.”

COVID-19 supervisors on the challenges of trying to keep Canadian film and TV sets safe

The Globe and Mail, Feb. 9, 2021

On the set they called her "COVID-19 Cathy," or "CC" for short

As the COVID-19 supervisor on the new Toronto-shot CBC Series Pretty Hard Cases, Catherine Lang had to not only help develop pandemic protocols for the production, but also keep a close eye on the cast and crew to ensure they were folowing them.

Coroner rolls in T.O.

Playback September 17, 2020

Season three of the drama series from Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cinefix Studios sees Gloria Ui Young Kim and Charles Officer among its directors.

CBC’s Coroner is back in action.
In May, the show was sold to The CW Network in the U.S., where season one debuted this summer and season two is set for the network’s fall slate. Later that same month, the series was renewed for a 10-episode third season alongside the news that Coroner‘s first two seasons had also been sold to U.K. broadcaster Channel 4. Notably, season one and two previously ran for eight episodes each.

The CW’s Coroner is the Quiet Contemplation of Grief We Need Right Now

Den of Geek, September 3, 2020

When so many of us can’t grieve as we’d like to, pop culture can be a release valve.

...there’s something distinctly Canadian in the show’s quiet, contemplative approach to grief that we need right now. There’s a stillness to it, an unwillingness to flinch from reality coupled with a touch of gallows humor that makes it feel like a show about death and grief made by people who actually know what it’s like.

‘Coroner’ helps lead new charge of foreign series to American TV

Toronto Sun, August 2, 2020

What do you do if you’re a broadcast network executive with a schedule to fill, but few series are being made? One answer: Go shopping for shows that already are ready. The shut down of production by the corona virus pandemic was bound to impact television schedules as this year progressed, forcing many decision makers to look elsewhere for somewhat fresh content. Some are coming from other countries and some from streaming and On Demand services, with the majority of American viewers not having seen the programs before. One example is the Canadian drama “Coroner,” which The CW gives its U.S. debut Wednesday, Aug. 5.

25 notable new releases over the next two weeks

New York Vulture Picks - August 5, 2020

Taken From the New York Vulture editors picks of what to see, hear watch, and read

9. Watch Coroner
Many more suspicious deaths.
This Canadian series, about a recently widowed Toronto coronaer ( Serinda Swan) whose specialty is suspicious deaths, was added to the CW schedule postpandemic becasue the summer television lineup must and will go on.

Cineflix Rights sells CBC Original Series Coroner to Channel 4

CBC Media Centre, May 26, 2020

CBC Renews Hit Series for 10-Episode Third Season

Cineflix Rights has sold the CBC original drama series Coroner to Channel 4, where Seasons 1 and 2 will be available to UK viewers on the More 4 channel. The deal comes as CBC announces the greenlight of Season 3 of the global hit drama, and follows soon after The CW Network’s acquisition of the series for the US market.

U.K.’s Channel 4 Acquires CBC Original Drama ‘Coroner’ From Cineflix Rights

Variety, May 26, 2020

The U.K.’s Channel 4 has acquired rights to season one and two of Canadian public broadcaster CBC’s original drama “Coroner” from distributor Cineflix Rights. Channel 4 will make the series available to U.K. viewers on its More 4 channel.

The deal follows The CW Network’s acquisition of “Coroner” for the U.S. market earlier this month, and comes as CBC announces the greenlight of season three of the drama, which is currently in pre-production.

The CW Acquires Canadian Drama ‘Coroner’, May 11, 2020

The CW has acquired former DC Universe series Swamp Thing, based on the DC character, along with Canadian drama Coroner and half-hour British comedy Dead Pixels, from BBC Studios, in their U.S. debuts. All will premiere on broadcast and the network’s free ad-supported streaming platforms. They join previously announced Tell Me A Story, from CBS All Access. Premiere dates and times will be announced later.

Cineflix Rights sells Coroner to The CW Network

May 12, 2020

Peter Emerson, President, Cineflix Media said: “We are thrilled to be signing this deal with The CW Network. Coroner has proved a huge hit around the world and we’re confident US viewers will take to Dr. Jenny Cooper with just as much enthusiasm as audiences elsewhere.”

Coroner was the highest rated new Canadian drama in more than four years, reaching two million viewers when the season launched on the CBC. Following with NBCUniversal International Networks to acquire rights in various territories, Coroner was the highest-ever rated series launch on Universal TV in the UK.

Coroner heads to The CW

Playback, May 12, 2020

The deal for the drama series starring Serinda Swan signals the show's U.S. debut.

Character driven CBC original series Coroner (16 x 60 minutes) has been sold to The CW Network in the U.S.

The drama inspired by M.R. Hall’s book series is headed to The CW for broadcast and its free adsupported streaming platforms – representing the show’s U.S. debut, according to a press release from the network. The deal was brokered APA’s Kyle Loftus on behalf of Cineflix Rights. Produced by Montreal’s Muse Entertainment, Toronto’s Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios for

Canadian medical drama TV shows rally to help real‑life hospital staff

Now Magazine, March, 2020

Producers of Coroner, Transplant and Nurses are donating masks, gloves and gowns to frontline hospital staff treating COVID-19 patients

The Coroner team is trying to save lives. The producers behind the CBC show starring Serinda Swan are among Canadian television industry figures stepping up to supply frontline medical staff with protective gear and more during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors and nurses are lacking enough N95 masks, protective gowns, gloves and eyewear needed to safely treat patients with COVID-19.

“We have real masks and medical equipment,” Adrienne Mitchell, Coroner’s lead director and executive producer, tells NOW. Producers got the idea to donate their supplies from Coroner writer and executive producer Sean Reycraft.

CSAs ’20: TV’s new contenders on their paths to nomination

Playback, March 4, 2020

The producers of six of Canada's newest Canadian Screen Awards-nominated series share the journey from development and production to the Academy ballot.

Canadian Screen Award veterans such as Schitt’s Creek, Cardinal, Anne with an E and Letterkenny dominated headlines when the nominations were first announced on Feb. 18. Coming in under the radar were some of the new TV voices that broke through to land multiple nominations. Playback Daily heard from the producers and creative minds behind six new series in the categories for best comedy, drama, sketch, reality/competition and lifestyle to see their journey from development to the Canadian Academy ballot.

Dead Men's Tales

Canadian Cinematographer, February, 2020

Samy Inayeh csc Brings Coroner to Life.
"We're not making a cop show or a crime show, and we're not making a drama, but we're trying to make something where those two worlds kind of flow together seamlessly."

Medical Center

Toronto Star, January 11, 2020

Nurse and doctor series have always been popular, but there's been a sudden surge in Canadian-made creations hitting the air.

Coroner creator Morwyn Brebner previews explosive second season

TV, Eh?, January 2, 2020

Created, executive-produced and showrun by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), Coroner was the highest-rated new series on CBC. Now Coroner roars back with an explosive—and tragic—Season 2 premiere on Monday night. When we catch up with Jenny (Serinda Swan), she and Donovan (Roger Cross) are investigating a fire in a lowincome apartment building.

We spoke to Morwyn Brebner ahead of Mondayʼs return...

Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell preview Coroner Season 2

The Televixen, January 3, 2020

Series creators and executive producers Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell discuss where Season 2 of Coroner will take its characters.

One of the strongest television debuts last year was CBC’s Coroner. The second season launches Monday night and it’s another terrific start, picking up a few months after the events of the first-season finale, where Dr. Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan) finally unpacked the Very Bad Thing that was plaguing her. If you didn’t watch the first season, you absolutely have time to mainline the episodes on CBC Gem over the weekend—it’s a short eight hours. Easy peasy

Interview: Coroner's Serinda Swan and Roger Cross

Brief Take, January 6, 2020

Even more than our previous chat with Serinda Swan and Roger Cross from Coroner, our latest sit down conversation with the winsome duo was an absolute blast. Although this should probably be called an interview with Serinda Swan featuring Roger Cross (who’s always fantastic to talk to), that’s okay because we are seeing Serinda’s face all over town for the series (the most watched new show in Canada last year), and we’re hearing some incredible buzz about Swan receiving a Canadian Screen Award for her performance as Dr. Jenny Cooper (plus, she is the titular Coroner).

Coroner Creators say Season 2 goes all in on life's struggles

The TV Junkies, January 6, 2020

What happens and how do you deal when life starts coming at you from every single angle? That’s exactly what Dr. Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan) will be struggling with when Coroner returns to CBC for Season 2 on Monday, January 6 at 9 p.m. ET. Now that Jenny has discovered the truth about what happened to her sister, how will she control her anxiety and the demons that come along with it? To add to her daily struggles, Jenny will be dealing with her father’s (Nicholas Campbell) dementia, son Ross (Ehren Kassam) turning 18, and her live-in boyfriend Liam (Éric Bruneau) being confronted with issues of his own.

Serinda Swan on how Coroner goes deeper with Jenny's struggles in Season 2

The TV Junkies, January 3, 2020

Learning that you were responsible for the death of your sister is not an easy thing to bounce back from. That’s exactly what Dr. Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan) will be trying to do as CBC’s drama Coroner returns for Season 2 on Monday, January 6 at 9 p.m. ET. On top of that trauma, in the premiere episode, “Fire,” written by showrunner Morwyn Brebner and directed by Adrienne Mitchell, in the aftermath of a devastating apartment fire, Jenny tries to control a dangerous new outlet for her anxiety.

Female creators that made great Canadian TV in 2019

The TV Junkies, December 18, 2019

Every year more and more television series are getting made, which means more creators, writers, and directors are getting their shot to make an impact and be heard. With more streaming channels and platforms entering the game all the time, the television industry shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. One of the best things about that is that more women and more diverse voices are getting a chance to jump in and tell stories than ever before. Here at The TV Junkies, there’s no better time than the end of the year to look back and celebrate the women who are seizing opportunities and using their voices to tell stories.

Most enjoyable characters 2019

The TV Junkies, December 12, 2019

As the end of another year approaches once again, it’s hard not to look back and reflect on the year that was. With more streaming services and TV series available than ever before, looking back at it all can seem like quite a daunting task. No matter how avid the viewer, there’s simply no way to catch and watch it all. However, there’s still nothing better than when you do watch a show and discover a deep love and connection with its characters. Those characters are what makes you want to spend time with a certain TV show, and the characters are what make the stories truly relatable.

CGCEC students take "trip pf a lifetime" to Toronto set of TV show Coroner

Kamsack Times, December 6, 2019

Seven students from the Chief Gabriel Cote Education Complex (CGCEC), along with their teacher and chaperones, recently had the opportunity to go on the “trip of a lifetime” to Toronto.

Janet Love Morrison, teacher, along with Sara-Ann Keshane and Cory Cadotte, chaperones, accompanied Isabelle Tourangeau, Zander Montana, Veronica Tourangeau, Ambrose Musqua, Vanderlae Papequash, Reagan Papequash and Tian Papequash, Grades 8 to 10 students, on the five-day trip.

Interview with actors Serinda Swan and Roger Cross

Rudy's Reviews, January 6, 2020

Season 2 of the CBC hit drama (and on CBC Gem Streaming service), based on the best-selling series of books by M.R. Hall and follows a widowed coroner who investigates unnatural, suspicious or sudden deaths in Toronto returns Monday January 6th, 2020 at 9pm(9:30NT)

Rudy Blair Entertainment Media was on location at Toronto’s CBC Building to speak with Actress Serinda Swan(Jenny Cooper) and Actor Roger Cross(Detective Donovan “Mac” McAvoy) about what fans can expect from the CBC original series of Coroner and also a “hair” debate.

Coroner: production begins on season 2 of the CBC drama

The TV Junkies, August 29, 2019

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.

CBC’s breakout hit original drama Coroner begins production on season 2

CBC Media Centre, August 29, 2019

Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios are delighted to announce production is underway for season two of the CBC hit original drama series CORONER (8x60). Last season’s #1 new English-language Canadian series* returns with more buzzworthy cases and compelling character drama, starring Serinda Swan (Inhumans, Ballers) as coroner Dr. Jenny Cooper. CORONER season two is scheduled to debut on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service in Winter 2020 and expected to return to the UK, Australia, France, Spain, Germany, Africa, Poland, Latin America and Brazil in 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.

Coroner, Burden of Truth among raft of CBC renewals

Playback, March 26, 2019

A number of domestic series including Coroner, Burden of Truth and Frankie Drake Mysteries are heading into Canadian Screen Week with the security of a greenlight after CBC unveiled 10 additional renewals for its 2019-2020 schedule.

Coroner is the #1 New Canadian English-Language Drama of the 2018/19 Broadcast Season

CBC Media Center, February 1, 2019

Out of the gate, audiences in Canada and the UK are embracing the new CBC original drama series CORONER. In Canada, the series bowed as the highest-rated new drama series premiere on CBC in more than four years. According to Numeris confirmed data, CORONER reached 2 million in Canada and delivered an average minute audience of more than one million viewers for each episode on CBC, with the series ranking in the top 30 television programs in English Canada for two consecutive weeks. In the UK, CORONER premiered as Universal TVʼs highest-ever rated series launch.

Coroner Calling

C21 Media, April 23, 2019

THE C21TV INTERVIEW: Serinda Swan, star of CBC drama Coroner, took time out from Canneseries this month to tell C21TV how the show's tight local focus has helped it become popular around the world and discusses its balance of episodic and procedural elements. Swan also explains how she was drawn to the show's sense of humanity and talks about starring as Dr Jenny Cooper in the series, which is based on the bestselling books by MR Hall and created by Rookie Blue's Morwyn Brebner.

CBC announces first round of renewals for 2019‑20 season

CBC Media Center, March 26, 2019

As Canadian Screen Week kicks off and CBC celebrates 236 nominations at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards, the national public broadcaster is confirming an initial round of original scripted and unscripted renewals for the upcoming 2019-20 season on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service. To date, 17 titles across drama, comedy, factual, arts and documentary programming have been confirmed to return, with additional renewals across all genres and content areas to be announced later this spring.

Hot Picks: Coroner

Broadcast, April 5, 2019

Procedural police dramas involving coroners or pathologists are no rarity on the drama market, but they are predominantly fronted by thick-skinned, impregnable individuals, often male, whose personas are of unflappable confidence. CBC’s drama bucks several trends from the outset. The drama follows Dr Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan), a new coroner investigating inexplicable deaths in Toronto.

Keeping Faith writer tries to ‘break the taboo around mental health’

Press Association (PA), February 6, 2019

...The writer, 51, is also behind the Jenny Cooper novels which have been adapted into a television series called Coroner for Canadian channel CBC. Cooper, who is played by Canadian actress Serinda Swan, is a coroner who has an affinity with the dead but suffers from severe panic attacks. Hall, whose pen name is MR Hall, said he had drawn on his own experience of mental health issues to create Cooper.

Women Behind Canadian TV: Nathalie Younglai

The TV Junkies, February 11, 2019

It’s easy to tell people to go out and make diverse content, but real change won’t happen until more and more diverse people are actually hired in meaningful positions behind the scenes. That’s something writer Nathalie Younglai has realized after working in the TV industry on various shows such as Coroner and Bellevue...

Coroner: Noelle Carbonne and Sean Reycraft talk "All's Well"

The TV Junkies, February 4, 2019

It’s been clear from the start that Coroner is a series about Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan). Yes, there may be cases to solve and murderers to be caught, but at its core, the CBC drama is about one woman’s journey. This fact was abundantly clear as Jenny and her family gathered for the Thanksgiving holiday on this week’s episode, “All’s Well,” written by Noelle Carbone and directed by Winnifred Jong. She hosted a group of people that included her dad (Nicholas Campbell) and mother-in-law (Arsinee Khanjian), but took quite a turn after a plumbing issue caused her work life and personal life to collide in the worst possible way.

Coroner: Seneca Aaron and Wendy “Motion” Brathwaite Talk “Confetti Heart”

The TV Junkies, February 11, 2019

Itʼs never an easy feat to tackle a timely and charged topic, but thatʼs exactly what Coroner did in this weekʼs episode. The story behind Jennyʼs (Serinda Swan) first inquest is sure to spark many conversations among viewers, and thatʼs exactly what the team behind the CBC drama series wanted. In “Confetti Heart,” written by Seneca Aaron and directed by Sherren Lee, Jennyʼs first inquest looks into a police shooting that also causes Detective McAvoy (Roger Cross) to examine his ties to both the community and the police force. The episode also features a powerful guest starring turn from Jully Black.

Coroner: Serinda Swan reveals 5 secrets from the set of the dark drama

BT TV, February 4, 2019

Inspired by M.R. Hallʼs Jenny Cooper novels, Universal TVʼs new drama series Coroner is a smart and original take on the TV procedural format. Serinda Swan (Ballers, Inhumans) stars as Jenny, a former ER doctor who becomes a coroner after the sudden death of her husband - which we see in the very first scene of episode 1. "We hit the ground running. We donʼt show her life beforehand in great detail and then have the big change or tragedy at the end of the first episode or halfway through the series. It strikes in the first 15 seconds of the show," Serinda told BT TV.

CBCʼs “Coroner” becomes Highest-Rated Drama Series

Blouin Artinfo, February 7, 2019

CBC has recently announced that “Coroner,” co-produced by Muse, Back Alley, and Cineflix, has become the highest-rated drama series launch in four years. Numeris, the Canadian audience measurement organization, confirmed that “Coroner” reached two million in Canada and delivered an average minute audience of more than one million viewers for each episode on CBC. In the UK, “Coroner” premiered as Universal TVʼs highest-ever rated series launch.

Roger Cross plays “a complicated man” on CBCʼs ‘Coronerʼ

eBoss Canada, January 15-19, 2019

“I think whatʼs great about the Jenny Cooper character is this is what Mac used to be when he came in: so gung-ho and do everything right, trying to save the world and solve the crime and get that bad guy no matter what..."

Spotlight on Lovell Adams-Gray

eBoss Canada, January 15-19, 2019

"...We had always been passionate about acting, but didnʼt really know how to pursue it. So we decided to go through our school, put on plays and perform..."

Coroner: Ehren Kassam on his beard, the butterfly stroke and working with Serinda Swan

TV, Eh?, February 1, 2019

A beard almost stood in the way of Ehren Kassam landing the role of Jenny Cooperʼs (Serinda Swan) son Ross on CBCʼs crime drama Coroner. You see, Kassam is 21, and Ross was originally supposed to be 16. “They were just a little skeptical about choosing me because I was a little bit older than the character they were going for,” says Kassam. “And they did want to cast it authentic.” But, despite his status as a legal adult, he was called in for a chemistry test with Swan and the results upended any reservations the showʼs producers may have had.

Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell talk CBC's Coroner

The Televixen, January 13, 2019

Great news for Canadian TV! Coroner came out of the gate strong with its premiere on CBC last Monday night... I spoke with series creators and executive producers Adrienne Mitchell and Morwyn Brebner Friday about Coroner. In the first part of our chat, we talk about adapting M. R. Hall‘s books for television.

Coroner: Showrunner Morwyn Brebner and director Adrienne Mitchell on bringing “real” Jenny Cooper to TV

TV Eh?, January 18, 2019

There’s something a little different about Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan), the lead character of CBC’s new drama series, Coroner. Like most crime procedural protagonists, Cooper—the creation of British novelist M.R. Hall—is troubled and going through some tough times, most notably, the sudden death of her hard-gambling and secretly destitute husband.

CBC’s Coroner cuts deep into mental illness

The Vancouver Courier, January 29, 2019

Jenny Cooper isnʼt a real person, but you wouldnʼt know it from the way Serinda Swan talks about her...
...The Vancouver-born actress portrays Dr. Jenny Cooper on Coroner, the CBCʼs Toronto-shot crime procedural based on the series of books by British novelist Matthew Hall. Coroner — which premiered earlier this month —follows the personal and professional exploits of Dr. Cooper in the aftermath of her husbandʼs unexpected death.

Coroner “Scattered” Preview + Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell Interview

The Televixen, January 20, 2019

On Monday’s new Coroner, Jenny and Mac take on a case that’s much more than it initially seems after the discovery of a dismembered victim.

Coroner “Quick or Dead” Preview + Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell Talk Casting

The Televixen, January 27, 2019

Monday night on Coroner, in the finale of a two-part arc, Jenny is pushed to the breaking point over the course of a very long day.

Coroner Puts a Priority on Highlighting Diverse Voices On and Off Screen

The TV Junkies, January 28, 2019

Toronto is one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the world, and yet, many of the television series set there over the years have not accurately reflected that fact on screen. The creative forces behind CBC’s newest drama series Coroner, airing Mondays at 9 p.m., were going to be sure that the Toronto they know and love, the one that is culturally diverse, was accurately reflected on and off screen.

Coroner: Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell Talk “Quick or Dead”

The TV Junkies, January 28, 2019

Every week of Coroner just keeps building and growing the world of Dr. Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan), pulling viewers in deeper and deeper into the stories and characters along the way. This week’s episode of the CBC drama, “Quick or Dead,” written by Wendy MOTION Brathwaite and Morwyn Brebner and directed by Adrienne Mitchell, was no different.

Coroner: Serinda Swan on destigmatizing Jenny’s anxiety and what’s coming in the second half of the season

TV EH, January 25, 2019

There is a moment in the next episode of Coroner where Jenny Cooper, played by Serinda Swan, suffers a panic attack while working a crime scene. She ducks into an alleyway and tries to talk herself down, all the while struggling to breathe. From first constricted intake of breath to last grounding exhale, the scene takes up nearly two minutes of air time—time that many other crime procedurals would dedicate to dead bodies and case solving.

Coroner: Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell Talk “Bunny”

The TV Junkies, January 14, 2019

In the end, it seems that secrets always come out. No matter how hard you try to hide them. That was certainly the case on this week’s episode of CBC’s Coroner, as Jenny’s (Serinda Swan) son Ross (Ehren Kassam) learned the truth about the debt his father left behind when died.

Coroner is CBC's most-watched drama premiere in four years

Playback, January 25, 2019

Among the CBC’s other new shows, original drama Coroner (Muse Entertainment/Back Alley Films/Cineflix Studios) garnered the largest AMA and reach on its premiere. The procedural debuted on Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. to an average audience of 1,051,000, making it CBC’s most-watched drama premiere in four years. In total, the show’s first episode reached an audience of over 2 million Canadians.

Coroner Stars Serinda Swan and Roger Cross Discuss Their New Series

The Televixen, January 7, 2019

Coroner, a new CBC crime thriller, kicks off its eight-episode debut season tonight. We had a chance to sit down with series stars Serinda Swan (Dr. Jenny Cooper) and Roger Cross (Det. Donovan “Mac” McAvoy) in Toronto to discuss their roles and what really set this show apart from other projects theyʼve worked on.

Coronerʼs Serinda Swan on the Importance of Portraying Jennyʼs Struggles On Screen

The TV Junkies, January 14, 2019

Jenny Cooper is a woman trying to pick up the pieces of her life, and keep it together enough to move on in her job as Torontoʼs new coroner. And really, who among us canʼt relate to that? Arenʼt we all just constantly trying to keep it together and make it through the day? For Jenny, itʼs proving to be much harder than anticipated though, especially since she recently discovered that her husband left behind all kinds of money issues for her to deal with. In last weekʼs premiere episode of Coroner, airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on CBC, Jenny could be seen dealing with those issues, as well as her problems with anxiety, as she listened to self help tapes and took a prescribed medication. By showing this side to Jenny, as well as her ongoing sessions with a therapist, Coroner is depicting a struggle faced by many, and in the process helping to end the stigma around mental health.

Serinda Swan on her CBC series Coroner and why Canadian actors in L.A. should come home

TV, Eh?, January 4, 2019

...Now Swan is back in Toronto, on the other side of the law in CBCʼs new drama Coroner. Debuting on Monday at 9 p.m., the drama—based loosely on the books by M.R. Hall—stars Swan as Dr. Jenny Cooper, a recently widowed new coroner who investigates suspicious, unnatural or sudden deaths in Toronto. Created by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope) and produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios, Coroner features Roger Cross as homicide detective Donovan McAvoy; Lovell Adams-Gray as pathologist Dr. Dwayne Allen; Tamara Podemski as Alison Trent, Jennyʼs assistant; Kiley May as River Baitz, Dr. Allenʼs assistant; and Ehren Kassam as Ross, Jennyʼs son. I chatted with Swan and Cross during CBCʼs winter media day in November.

Tournage en anglais pour Éric Bruneau

Le Journal de Montréal, January 6, 2019

Les auteurs de Coroner ont étoffé le personnage du comédien québécois

Au départ, Éric Bruneau pensait avoir huit jours de tournage pour Coroner, la nouvelle série médico-policière de CBC. Finalement, ce nombre a triplé tellement son personnage a gagné en importance.

Vancouver's Serinda Swan gets real in new CBC drama Coroner

Vancouver Sun, January 7, 2019

Swan felt Cooper, the lead in the new CBC drama Coroner, had an internal life that was also ripe for dissection. “I really want to keep her as human as possible. I donʼt want her to be a coroner that happens to be a person. I wanted her to be a person who happens to be a coroner,” Swan said she told Coroner execuitve producer and director Adrienne Mitchell and showrunner/creator Morwyn Brebner when they were discussing the role.

Speaking for the dead

Drama Quarterly, January 7, 2019

Morwyn Brebner, showrunner of CBC series Coroner, tells DQ about making the Canadian drama – from adapting Matthew Hallʼs series of novels and casting Serinda Swan in the lead role to the collaborative nature of making television.

The Long & Short of a Career

Toronto Star - Sunday, December 16, 2018

Cuting her hair changed the kinds of roles Serinda Swan took on, including CBC's new drama Coroner.

Serinda Swan could likely write a graduate thesis on the cultural wight that society puts on hair. After all, when th eVancouver native chopped off her signature flowing locks she inadvertently started a social experiment that changed the trajectory of her career.

Serinda Swan To Star In CBC Drama Series ‘Coroner’

Deadline Hollywood, June20, 2018

Former Inhumans star Serinda Swan has been tapped to star in CBC’s upcoming drama series Coroner, created by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope).

Inspired by M.R. Hall’s best-selling book series, Coroner centers on a newly appointed coroner investigating suspicious deaths in Toronto. Production will begin in late summer 2018 in and around Toronto with the series set to premiere on CBC in winter 2019.

Swan will play the title role of Jenny Cooper, a brave, determined yet vulnerable coroner driven by an intense desire for the truth. A former ER doctor and recently widowed mother, the passing of her beloved husband has unlocked a primal connection to death, tied to a secret in her past that is only now coming to the surface. She loves her son more than life itself and strives to support him while also trying to take care of herself.

Coroner is produced by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films. Swan most recently starred as Medusa in Marvel’s Inhumans and also as Anne Bancroft in Ryan Murphy’s Feud. She’s repped by APA, Elevate Entertainment, Performers Management in Canada, and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.

Street Legal, Coroner Jenny Cooper series join CBC-TV's 2018‑19 slate

Public broadcaster unveils 17 new, 36 returning productions including: Coroner (winter 2019): an hourlong procedural series based on former barrister-turned-acclaimed crime writer M.R. Hall's bestselling Jenny Cooper novels, about a former ER doctor newly appointed as a coroner investigating suspicious deaths.