U.K.’s Universal TV picks up Burden of Truth

The legal drama, produced by ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision, debuts on the U.K. channel next month.
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U.K. channel Universal TV has picked up the exclusive first-run rights to Canadian legal drama Burden of Truth.

The CBC original series, produced by ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision, will premiere on the NBCUniversal-owned channel next month. The deal was handled by eOne, which holds worldwide rights to the series.

Created by Brad Simpson (Rookie Blue), Burden of Truth stars Kristin Kreuk as big-city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what seems on the surface to be a straightforward case.

In April, the show was renewed for a second season by CBC, with Kreuk and Peter Mooney (Rookie Blue) confirmed to return as series leads. In addition, U.S. network The CW picked up the first season for its summer schedule, while Hulu acquired second-window rights in the U.S.

Burden of Truth is exec produced by Simpson, Kreuk, Ilana Frank (The Eleventh Hour), Linda Pope (Rookie Blue) and Jocelyn Hamilton (Mary Kills People). Co-executive producers include Eagle Vision’s Kyle Irving (Taken) and Lisa Meeches (Taken) and Sonia Hosko (Saving Hope). Adam Pettle (Saving Hope) serves as showrunner.