Cameras are officially rolling on Season 2 of CBC’s original series Burden of Truth. Production in Winnipeg will run until mid-September on the drama that follows big city lawyer Joanna Chang, formerly Hanley (Kristin Kreuk) and premieres in winter 2019 on CBC in Canada. Season 1 of Burden of Truth will premiere in the US July 25 on The CW in the U.S.
“We very much appreciate that the CBC has allowed us to present another season of Burden of Truth,” said executive producer, Ilana Frank, ICF Films. “We think we have an exciting legal mystery to explore as well as exposure to very diverse characters and their plights.”
“The debut season of Burden of Truth delivered a gripping investigative drama that hooked Canadian viewers,” said Sally Catto, general manager, programming, CBC. “Season 2 will further the series’ focus on life-altering legal cases, with the stakes higher than ever. We are delighted to begin production on another season with an impressive cast led by the remarkable Kristin Kreuk.”
Along with Kreuk, reprising their roles for Season 2 are Peter Mooney (Rookie Blue, Saving Hope) as Billy Crawford, Millwood’s local attorney; Alex Carter (NCIS, Ransom) as Joanna’s estranged father David Hanley; Star Slade and Sara Thompson are girlfriends Luna Spence and Molly Ross; Meegwun Fairbrother (Mohawk Girls, Hemlock Grove) as Officer Owen Beckbie; Jessica Matten (Blackstone, Frontier) as Luna’s mom Gerrilynn; and Anwen O’Driscoll (Emerald Code, Flint) as Taylor Matheson, a high-school athlete affected by the mysterious illness.
Season 2 also introduces new cast members including Michelle Nolden (Saving Hope, Republic of Doyle) as Teddie Lavery, Joanna’s mentor and boss at Steadman Lavery; Varun Saranga (Wynonna Earp, Carter) as Joanna’s new client, Noah; Andrew Chown (Beauty and the Beast, Reign) as Billy’s brother Shane Crawford; and Raymond Ablack (Orphan Black, Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Sunil Doshi, a young lawyer at Steadman Lavery.
In Season 1, corporate attorney Joanna Hanley made headlines fighting for the justice of five sick girls in her hometown of Millwood. This season she finds herself at a top law firm in Winnipeg ready to make a fresh start away from her previous firm. There, a new client draws her into the shadowy world of hackers, activists, and a political movement that won’t take any prisoners. The case leads Joanna through many twists and turns, until she eventually becomes a killer’s target. Her estranged father tries to assist her, which leads to an event that will change both their lives forever.
Meanwhile, Millwood’s lifeblood has been left depleted following the bankruptcy of the mill. With rising unemployment rates, tensions in town are running high, leaving Billy to retreat further away from town, but when his reckless brother Shane shows up, Billy is forced to confront childhood memories.
Grant Harvey returns to direct on Season 2, alongside new directors Stephanie Morgenstern (X Company), Michelle Latimer (Little Dog) and Doug Mitchell (The Pinkertons). Returning to the writers’ room for Season 2 are Brad Simpson, along with Shannon Masters (Cardinal), Hayden Simpson (Saving Hope), and Eric Putzer (Mama). New writers joining for Season 2 are Felicia Brooker and Renée St. Cyr (Orphan Black).
Are you excited about Season 2 of Burden of Truth? Sound off below!
Burden of Truth Season 2 will premiere in winter 2019 on CBC in Canada. Season 1 debuts on Wednesday, July 25 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW in the U.S.
Editor in Chief Bridget Liszewski comes from a long line of TV Junkies who fostered her love of television from a very young age. She's channeled that passion into covering both US and Canadian television shows, and is thankful everyday for the invention of the DVR. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she loves college football and is a fan of sports in general. Bridget is always up for talking TV and you can follow her on twitter at @BridgetOnTV.