CW acquires Burden of Truth

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Streaming service Hulu has also nabbed the second-window U.S. rights to the legal drama, produced by ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision.

U.S. net The CW has acquired the U.S. rights to the legal drama Burden of Truth, produced by ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision.

The news comes a day after the CBC confirmed it had ordered a second season of the series, which stars and is exec produced by Kristin Kreuk. The CW has added Burden to its summer programming slate, though no premiere date has yet been announced. Kreuk is no stranger to the U.S. network, having previously played lead roles in CW originals Smallville and Beauty & the Beast.

In addition, streamer Hulu has nabbed second-window rights in the U.S. Both deals were brokered by eOne’s EVP of international distribution Xavier Trudel.

The show is created by Brad Simpson (Rookie BlueKing), executive produced by Ilana Frank (The Eleventh Hour, Saving Hope), Linda Pope (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), Jocelyn Hamilton (Mary Kills PeopleCardinal) and Kreuk and co-executive produced by Kyle Irving, Lisa Meeches (TakenIce Road Truckers) and Sonia Hosko (Saving Hope). Co-producers are Tyson Caron and Adam Pettle (Saving Hope), who also serves as showrunner.

Burden stars Kreuk as a big city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what appears to be a simple case, but quickly becomes a fight for justice for a group of sick girls. She stars alongside Peter Mooney (Rookie Blue), Alex Carter (NCIS), Benjamin Ayres (Saving Hope), Nicola Correia-Damude (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments), Meegwun Fairbrother (Mohawk Girls) and Star Slade.