CAMERAS ROLL ON SEASON 3 OF CBC’S HIT ORIGINAL DRAMA CORONER
Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios have started production in Toronto on season three of the hit CBC original drama series CORONER. Inspired by the best-selling series of books by M.R. Hall, CORONER is created for television by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue) and stars Serinda Swan (Inhumans, Ballers) as coroner Dr. Jenny Cooper. Joining the cast this season are Mark Taylor (Flashpoint) as Clark, a crown attorney working with Jenny on a new inquest, and Uni Park (Kim’s Convenience) as Melanie, the coroner office’s new pathologist. Season three will provide audiences with two additional one-hour episodes (10×60) and is scheduled to debut on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service in Winter 2021.
“We are ecstatic to be returning to CORONER for season three! It has been no small feat to resume production amidst this pandemic, and we are truly grateful to the CBC for their support. This season, Jenny and team will continue to explore intriguing cases, as they grapple with our quickly shifting times,” said showrunner Morwyn Brebner and lead director and executive producer Adrienne Mitchell. “We are excited to share these powerful and relevant stories with our loyal Canadian and international viewers, as well as our new American fans.”
CORONER was the highest-rated new drama series premiere on CBC in more than four years when it premiered in Canada in winter 2018. Following that, NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUINN) acquired the rights to all three seasons of the series for multiple territories from global distributor Cineflix Rights. The third season will premiere across NBCUIN’s channel portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa, France, Spain, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Latin America and Brazil. In Germany, season three will premiere on 13TH Street. The CW Network launched season one of CORONER in the U.S. earlier this summer to strong ratings, with season two set for a fall primetime slot. In the UK, CORONER premieres on Sky Witness, with season two currently on air and season three to follow next year. Cineflix Rights has also sold the series to the UK’s Channel 4 for its More 4 channel.
CORONER season three returns with coroner Jenny Cooper moving past her trauma and embracing her whole self. In the process of healing, she and live-in boyfriend Liam are now separated, while Detective Donovan McAvoy faces his mortality in a new way. Ross stumbles his way through identity challenges, while Gordon hallucinates the possibility of a life once lived. In a series of touching, personal, and harrowing cases, this season addresses unorthodox therapy sessions, and uncomfortable, messy, and beautiful personal encounters. Jenny and those around her will come to truly understand what it means to be alive as they dance with death.
CORONER stars Serinda Swan as Dr. Jenny Cooper with Roger Cross (Dark Matter, Caught) as Donovan McAvoy; Éric Bruneau (Goalie, Blue Moon) as Liam; Ehren Kassam (Degrassi, Next Class) as Ross; Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest, Bad Blood) as Gordon Cooper; Tamara Podemski (Run, Never saw it Coming) as Alison Trent; Andy McQueen (Killjoys) as Malik Abed; and Kiley May (It Chapter Two) as River Baitz.
A CBC original series, CORONER is produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios. Morwyn Brebner is executive producer and showrunner, Adrienne Mitchell (Durham County, Bellevue) is lead director and executive producer for Back Alley Films, Jonas Prupas is executive producer for Muse Entertainment with Peter Emerson and Brett Burlock executive producers for Cineflix Studios. Aren Prupas and Janis Lundman serve as Consulting Executives for Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films, respectively. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Scripted Content; and Sarah Adams is Executive in Charge of Production. Cineflix Rights has the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to CORONER.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
About Muse Entertainment:
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company and international distributor known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. It has development and production offices in Montreal, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. Muse productions have won critical acclaim, large audiences, over 100 international awards, including Emmy Awards, and more than 300 award nominations. Muse produces a wide range of primetime comedy and dramatic series, miniseries, television movies, feature films, documentaries, factual entertainment, family programs and animation. www.muse.ca
About Back Alley Films:
Back Alley Film Productions Ltd, founded by Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell, has been producing entertaining, award-winning television for 30 years. With strong backgrounds in producing, (Lundman/Mitchell), and showrunning/directing (Mitchell), they have created and produced award-winning dramatic television series for Canadian and American networks which have sold worldwide. Back Alley is currently producing season three of the hit CBC series Coroner. Other work includes the drama thriller Bellevue, starring Oscar®-winning actress Anna Paquin, the WWII drama series Bomb Girls, the critically acclaimed crime series Durham County, as well as the series Played, Bliss, Straight Up and Drop the Beat. Back Alley has offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information visit: www.backalleyfilms.ca
About Cineflix Studios:
Cineflix Studios creates scripted content for the US, Canada, and international markets. Partnering with top flight showrunners and third-party producers, Cineflix Studios brings creative, co-financing, and distribution expertise through Cineflix Rights to premium projects. Cineflix Studios co-financed and co-produced two seasons of the dramatic series Pure for WGNA/Hulu/Super Channel/CBC; international hit Coroner for CBC/NBCU International Networks/The CW Network, which is now in its third season; and, the fourth season of the cult LGBTQ phenom Wynonna Earp for Syfy/CTV Sci-Fi.
About Cineflix Rights:
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, providing premium factual and scripted programming from some of the world’s most creative producers to more than 500 broadcasters and platforms.
Our growing scripted slate includes the riveting Israeli espionage thriller Tehran with rising star Niv Sultan and critically acclaimed actor Shaun Toub for KAN 11, launching globally on Apple TV+; award-winning international cult sensation sci-fi Wynonna Earp; Berlinale Series 2020 official selection Happily Married; and, the gripping Icelandic political drama The Minister, starring Ólafur Darri Ólafsson. These series sit alongside three seasons of Marcella, the International Emmy®-winning crime thriller for ITV and Netflix, and the highly rated hit Coroner inspired by the best-selling series of books by M.R. Hall, with Serinda Swan and Roger Cross, which is now in its third season.
Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London and part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.
About NBCUniversal International Networks:
NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 160 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The channel brands in the portfolio include UNIVERSAL TV, SYFY, E! Entertainment Television, 13TH STREET, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, Bravo and DreamWorks. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe.
NBCUniversal International Networks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
For further information, please contact:
Tanya Koivusalo – Publicist, CBC
Renée Pye – Unit Publicist, CORONER S3