Ghosts, cadavers, and oats with raisins – All the gory inside deets from Coroner Season 3

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Serinda Swan as Dr Jenny Cooper in Coroner. (Photo: Universal TV)
Serinda Swan as Dr Jenny Cooper in Coroner. (Photo: Universal TV)

What does it mean to truly be alive?

That's the question the latest season of Coroner asks amid the global Covid-19 pandemic. The show airs in South Africa every Monday at 20:00 on Universal TV (DStv Channel 117).

Season Three brings Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan) new cases, new family revelations, and a new resolve to live for the moment. Through unorthodox therapy sessions and messy, beautiful personal encounters, Jenny and those around her delve deeply into what it means to be alive as they dance with death.

I joined journalists from across the globe for a virtual visit to the set of the hit TV series and got the unique opportunity to speak to the show's kind, humble, and incredibly talented star.

A morgue seems like a pretty creepy set to work on. Are there any ghosts on set or any ghost stories you can share?

Great question. It's funny because in a real autopsy suite, there is this fly trap – like the electrical ones that shock them – and so, for authenticity, we put one of them on set, and every once in a while it will kill a fly and it makes this like, zapping noise. So we always hear it and then we see a little bug fall down, unfortunately. And often it'll happen and there're no bugs around. There's this odd little thing that goes on where we all kind of look at each other like: "Okay cool, I'm sure it was just a small fly that we didn't see."

But yeah, every once in a while, there are some odd things that happen, like things get moved. But usually it's the electric bug zapper that goes off when there are no bugs around. That always tends to get us a little like: "Okay cool, just working in a morgue.

Click on the link to find out more about how the props are made and what unexpected lessons Serinda learnt about life on a show about death.

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