CBC’s Coroner Starts Filming Season 2

In a fairly quick turnaround for a Canadian drama, CBC announced yesterday that its breakout series, Coroner, is back at it already for Season 2, with filming now underway in and around Toronto. Wooo! We love this news!

Here’s what we know:

“Building on the critical and ratings success of the hit first season, Coroner season two returns to Toronto where Jenny Cooper continues her mission to speak for the dead to 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 into a hidden side of the city. The season dives deeper into what it means to live in the face of death. Jenny must trust her instincts, as her father’s dementia worsens, her son turns 18, and her now-live-in boyfriend Liam 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.”

Alongside the returning cast of Serinda Swan, Roger Cross, Éric Bruneau, Ehren Kassam , Nicholas Campbell,, Tamara Podemski, Andy McQueen, and Kiley May, Season 2 adds Nicola Correia-Damude (Shadowhunters) 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.

Morwyn Brebner

Here’s what CBC and and the producing team has had to say:

“Audiences are captivated by the complex character of Jenny Cooper and her timely investigations, thanks to the tremendous talent of the cast and creative team, and we look forward to sharing her next chapter with fans across the country,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Programming, CBC. “Morwyn, Adrienne, and the teams at Muse, Back Alley and Cineflix have created a cohesive and dynamic world for Coroner, with unabashedly complicated characters who will continue to evolve over the new season.”

“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.”

Adrienne Mitchell

Mitchell has also been sharing behind-the-scenes pics from filming on Twitter.

All of Season 1 is streaming now on CBC Gem, and repeating linearly Sunday nights at 9 pm ET on CBC. For those who have asked, there’s no word yet on US distribution, but hopefully banking two seasons gets the US closer to an outlet. In case you missed it, all our coverage of Season 1 is here. Season 2 will be back on CBC this January.

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