The CW has acquired Canadian drama Burden of Truth, with the 10-episode first season to run summer 2018 in the US.
CBC has already renewed Burden of Truth for Season 2, to air in 2019.
UPDATED with press announcement:
THE CW NETWORK ACQUIRES “BURDEN OF TRUTH” FROM ENTERTAINMENT ONE FOR SUMMER 2018 SCHEDULE
Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville,” “Beauty And The Beast”) Returns to The CW This Summer in New Legal Drama
April 5, 2018 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network has acquired the new ten-episode legal drama BURDEN OF TRUTH from Entertainment One (eOne), making it the latest addition to the network’s growing lineup of original programming for Summer 2018. The series premiere date and time will be announced at a later time.
In addition to BURDEN OF TRUTH, The CW’s lineup of original, first-run summer series will include the new fantasy/adventure series THE OUTPOST, new seasons of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, and MASTERS OF ILLUSION, and new episodes of SUPERGIRL, THE 100, LIFE SENTENCE and the final season of THE ORIGINALS.
BURDEN OF TRUTH stars Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville,” “Beauty And The Beast”) as a big city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls. BURDEN OF TRUTH also stars Peter Mooney (“Rookie Blue”), Alex Carter (“NCIS”), Benjamin Ayres (“Saving Hope”), Nicola Correia-Damude (“Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”), Meegwun Fairbrother (“Hemlock Grove”) and newcomer Star Slade.
BURDEN OF TRUTH is produced by ICF Films, eOne, and Eagle Vision. The series is created by Brad Simpson (“Rookie Blue,” “King”) and is executive produced by Kristin Kreuk, Ilana Frank (“The Eleventh Hour,” “Saving Hope,” “Rookie Blue”), Linda Pope (“Saving Hope,” “Rookie Blue”), and Jocelyn Hamilton (“Mary Kills People,” “Cardinal”). BURDEN OF TRUTH is produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and Manitoba Film and Music, and with the assistance of the Government of Manitoba – Manitoba Film & Video Production Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. eOne controls worldwide rights to the series. (The CW)
Stay tuned as we continue to track the cancel/renew status of Burden of Truth Season 3…