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Channel 4 calls in Canada’s Coroner

Serinda Swan stars in Coroner

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired the first two seasons of Canadian drama series Coroner, which has just been renewed for a third run by original broadcaster the CBC.

The drama follows the work of a recently widowed, newly appointed coroner who investigates deaths in Toronto while coping with her clinical anxiety, raising her teenage son and the prospect of beginning a new relationship.

An original drama for Canuck pubcaster the CBC, Coroner was inspired by MR Hall’s bestselling book series  It is produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios, with Morwyn Brebner, Adrienne Mitchell, Jonas Prupas, Brett Burlock and Peter Emerson serving as exec producers.

The deal comes as CBC confirmed a third 10-part season of the show, and follows soon after The CW’s acquisition of the series for the US market.

Channel 4 and The CW picked up the first two seasons (16×60’) from UK-based Cineflix Rights. In the UK, it will air on C4’s sister general entertainment network More4.

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