TV provider Foxtel has commissioned a new documentary series that will follow cases being heard by coroners in remote areas of Australia. The eight-part series, Outback Coroner, will air on the Crime & Investigation Network in 2013. ‘‘This is an opportunity to give the public a better understanding of what is often seen as a daunting figure – the Coroner,’’ co-executive producer Simon Steel says. Outback Coroner offers an inside look at the cases of the coroner’s team, who investigate the forensic evidence, conduct autopsies and counsel the families of the dead in search of answers. The series will be produced by Screentime in association with Evershine. Coming in 2013, Crime & Investigation Network.