Eagle eyed fans may have noticed Coroner’s absence from the CBC TV lineup the reason it seems is the departure of star Serinda Swan.
The news was confirmed via an announcement from Sally Catto CBC General Manager for Entertainment broken by brioux.tv:
“Serinda Swan has made the decision to leave the series to focus on new creative endeavours including directing, and we are now discussing options with the producers in light of her departure. We respect Serinda’s decision to begin a new creative journey and thank her for her dedication and commitment to bringing Dr. Jenny Cooper to life.”
Apparently this doesn’t necessarily signal the end of the show as there are discussions ongoing. So far Coroner has run for 4 seasons. It’s based on the Jenny Cooper series of novels with Morwyn Brebner adapting the show for TV.
Dr. Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan), fresh from recent loss but determined to start anew, tackles a myriad of new mysterious cases, while ring-leading the circus that is her life. To cope with grief, she buries her way into work but a new face in the office causes Jenny to re-examine her relationship with life and death. Jenny will move from isolation to openness this season and realize that the voices of the dead can help her to make sense of the life she is living.
The show also stars Roger Cross, Kiley May, Ehren Kassam, Andy Queen, Nicholas Campbell and Éric Bruneau.
Coroner airs on CBC in Canada, The CW in the US and Sky Witness in the UK.