INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY RENEWS HIT FORENSIC SERIES THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD FOR A SECOND SEASON FEATURING GRAHAM HETRICK

Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today that production is currently underway on a second season of The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead, the gripping series that brings audiences inside the work of seasoned coroner Graham Hetrick. For more than 25 years as Coroner of Dauphin County, Pa., Hetrick has administered the medical legal death investigation process to help homicide detectives reveal the story of how and perhaps why someone died. Through complex forensic analysis, Hetrick and his team uncover the secrets that every body holds, providing information crucial to solving homicide cases, and giving a voice to those who can no longer speak. Season two of The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead is slated to premiere in summer 2017 with 10 episodes each featuring one compelling homicide case pulled directly from Hetrick’s personal files.

THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, produced for Investigation Discovery by Radley Studios with Brandon Hill, Chad Itskowitz and Christian Thompson as executive producers and Carolyn Day as executive producer and showrunner. For Investigation Discovery, Tim Baney is executive producer, Jane Latman is executive vice president of development, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.

About Graham Hetrick
Hetrick’s interest in building a career around death is rooted in childhood, heavily influenced by his father’s example in running a family funeral home. In addition to being a coroner, Hetrick is a thantologist, medicolegal death investigator, forensics consultant, grief counselor and former funeral director at the business built by his father – Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home in Harrisburg, Pa. He has advanced training in blood-pattern analysis, crime-scene management, forensic sculpting and shallow-grave recovery. He is also an adjunct professor at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, teaching courses on forensics and anatomy. Hetrick is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American College of Forensic Examiners, the Pennsylvania Coroner’s Association, the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association and The National Coroner/Medical Examiner Advisory Board.

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these “real people, real stories,” the always revealing network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation’s fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to more than 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s No. 1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories. ◆

Ali Waxman

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