The release date for The Coroner series 2 — November 21, 2016
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Coroner Series 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. BBC One has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for November 21, 2016.
Storyline and controversy
The Coroner is a British daytime drama television series that aired on BBC One between November 16 and November 27, 2015. It is created by Sally Abbott, executive produced by Will Trotter and produced by BBC Birmingham. The first series contained ten 45-minute episodes.
The series features Jane Kennedy (Claire Goose), who moves back to her hometown of Lighthaven following a failed personal relationship and takes up the coroner`s post. She works closely with DS Davey Higgins (Matt Bardock), her childhood sweetheart, and the reason she`d left Lighthaven in the first place. Together they investigate unexplained deaths in the vicinity of the fictional town. The storylines wrap up within each of the episodes. There has been serious controversy over the creative concept`s originality when best-selling author M.R. Hall accused BBC of misappropriating his idea, and of the fact that there are “enormous similarities” between the lead heroine of the BBC series and his main character from The Coroner. BBC, however, wrote all accusations off, and labeled all similarities purely coincidental.
Ratings and renewal
The Coroner has delivered excellent ratings for BBC One, with a consolidated average of 1.7 million viewers and has been very well received by the critics. Viewers note the lighthearted manner in which the stories flow, the overall visual appeal of the scenery and the characters, the dynamic cast and compare it to Midsomer Murders. In February 2016 Dan McGolpin, Controller BBC Daytime had announced the renewal of the investigative crime series for another run. Another 10-episode season will start shooting later in 2016.
UPDATED November 2, 2016: The fans of BBC One daytime drama The Coroner have been raving about the top-notch production quality of the series, which is apparently good enough to be moved to primetime, according to many viewers. While it has not been moved to an evening timeslot, we are happy to inform you that the series is about to return to the small screen with its second series on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 2:15pm. This time a mysterious death of a skydiver requires the attention of Coroner Jane Kennedy. Sign up for our automatic updates if you`d like to receive a reminder one day before the premiere of The Coroner series 2.