U.K.’S CHANNEL 4 ACQUIRES CBC ORIGINAL DRAMA ‘CORONER’ FROM CINEFLIX RIGHTS
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.
Produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios, “Coroner” (16 x 60′) follows a recently widowed, newly appointed coroner who investigates suspicious, unnatural or sudden deaths in Toronto. READ MORE
CANADA’S ‘CORONER’ PICKED UP BY UK’S CHANNEL 4, GREENLIT FOR THIRD SEASON
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has picked up the first two seasons of the CBC original series Coroner for its FTA channel More4, while Canada’s CBC has greenlit a 10-episode third season of the drama.
Originally commissioned for Canadian broadcaster CBC, the 16 x 60-minute series was produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios and distributed by Cineflix Rights. It was the highest-rated new drama series premiere on CBC in more than four years and attracted two million viewers upon launch in winter 2019.
The first season of Coroner received its UK premiere on the NBCUniversal International Networks-owned Universal TV, which was, likewise, that channel’s highest-rated debut series in the UK. READ MORE
CBC GREENLIGHTS SEASON 3 OF CORONER
CBC announced on Tuesday that it has greenlit Season 3 of its hit drama series Coroner. This news comes on the heels of Cineflix Rights announcing that the series has been sold to Channel 4, where Seasons 1 and 2 will be available to UK viewers on the More 4 channel. It was also recently announced that The CW Network had acquired Coroner to air in its U.S. Market in Fall 2020.
Coroner 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, 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, Power Book II: Ghost), his assistant River Baitz (Kiley May, It: Chapter Two); and Alison Trent (Tamara Podemski, Run, 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). READ MORE