'Coroner' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about The CW Canadian drama

'Coroner' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about The CW Canadian drama
Serinda Swan as Jenny Cooper (The CW)

'Coroner', a Canadian drama series, is based on the Jenny Cooper novels by author MR Hall. In May 2020, The CW acquired the US broadcast rights to the series, premiering on August 5, 2020. The series follows the protagonist Dr Jenny Cooper played by Serinda Swan as she investigates suspicious deaths. The series has six nominations - four nominations for Canadian Screen Award in 2020 for Best Achievement in Make-Up, Best Original Music Score for a Series, Best Lead Actor, Drama Series (Roger Cross), Best Lead Actress, Drama Series (Swan), and Best Dramatic Series. It also was nominated for a Writers Guild of Canada award that same year for Drama Series with Seneca Aaron as a nominated recipient. Noelle Carbone won a WGC Award award this year for Drama Series for her work on the show.


Here is what you need to know about the series upcoming Season 2 release on The CW.

Release date

'Coroner' Season 2 will premiere on October 7, 2020.


According to The CW's press release in June 2020, the following is the official synopsis of  'Coroner'. The series "is a character-driven one-hour drama about Dr Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan, 'Ballers'), a recently widowed, newly appointed coroner who investigates any suspicious, unnatural, or sudden deaths in Toronto. Each death brings Jenny into a new arena in the city and sparks buzzworthy themes. Jenny taps into her intuition, as much as her intellect and heart, as she solves cases along with the help of Homicide Detective Donovan "Mac" McAvoy (Roger Cross, 'Arrow' and 'The X-Files'), a man who isn't afraid of challenging the status quo; pathologist Dr Dwayne Allen (Lovell Adams-Gray, 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' and 'Power Book II: Ghost'), his assistant River Baitz (Kiley May, 'It: Chapter Two') and Alison Trent (Tamara Podemski, 'Run' and 'Unsettled'), 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, 'Degrassi: Next Class,' 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'), who is still grieving the death of his father, and the prospect of starting a new relationship with the enigmatic Liam (Éric Bruneau, 'Trop'). Soulful. Warm. Energy. Coroner."



Serinda Swan as Jenny Cooper

Serinda Swan, purse detail, attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Party during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images,)

Swan is known for her roles as Chloe from 'Ballers' (2017), Medusa from 'Inhumans' (2017) and her role in 'TRON: Legacy' (2010). Her most recent works include 'Robot Chicken' (2018), 'Jarryd James: High' (2018), 'Revenge Ride' (2020), and 'The Twilight Zone' (2020). She has one release that is listed as completed and is titled 'Redemption Day' where she plays the role of Kate Paxton. This year, Swan was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actress, Drama Series for her role in 'Coroner'. 


Éric Bruneau as Liam Bouchard

Éric Bruneau and Serinda Swan (The CW)

Bruneau is known for his roles in 'Heartbeats' (2010), his role as Luc in 'An Eye for Beauty' (2014), Mathieu from 'Laurence Anyways' (2012), and Marc-Antoine from 'Trop' (2017-2019). His most recent works include 'Goalie' (2019), and 'Les Prodiges' (2019). He has one release titled 'Dreamland' in post-production and another that is listed as filming titled 'Crépuscule pour un tueur' (2021).


The rest of the principal cast includes Ehren Kassam as Ross, Kiley May as River Baitz, Lovell Adams-Gray as Dwayne Allen, Roger Cross as Donovan "Mac" McAvoy, and Tamara Podemski as Alison Trent.


The series is created by Morwyn Brebner known for  'Rookie Blue' and 'Saving Hope'. Adrienne Mitchell known for 'Bellevue' and 'Played', Winnifred Jong, Paul Fox, Charles Officer, and Sherren Lee serving as directors. Executive producers include Mitchel, Brebner, Brett Burlock known for 'Pure' and 'Ascension', Peter Emerson known for 'Pure' and 'The Firm' and Jonas Prupas known for 'Collision Course'. 'Coroner' is a CBC original series produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films, and Cineflix Studios.



The Season 2 trailer synopsis reads, "Who am I now that everything has changed? With her son leaving the nest, her father's memory failing, and a boyfriend confronted by his own push and pull with death, coroner Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan) continues to speak for the dead to protect the living. Jenny must trust her instincts, as the aftermath of a devastating fire leads to her toughest case yet. Everybody has a story – and this season, Jenny must figure out the story her own body’s telling."



Where to watch

Catch 'Coroner' Season 2 on October 7, 2020, on The CW at 9/8c.

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