From a media release:
ICF Films, Eagle Vision and global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) today announced that cameras are rolling in Winnipeg on Season 2 of CBC’s original drama series BURDEN OF TRUTH (8X60). Following big city lawyer Joanna Chang, formerly Hanley (Kristin Kreuk; Smallville, Beauty and the Beast), BURDEN OF TRUTH continues production in Winnipeg until mid-September and will premiere in winter 2019 on CBC in Canada. Season 1 of BURDEN OF TRUTH will premiere in the US July 25 on The CW and is streaming now at cbc.ca/watch and on the CBC TV app.
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.
A CBC original series, BURDEN OF TRUTH is produced by ICF Films, Entertainment One (eOne) and Eagle Vision. The series is created by Brad Simpson (Rookie Blue, King). Adam Pettle (Saving Hope, The Detail) returns as showrunner and will also write on Season 2. BURDEN OF TRUTH is executive produced by Ilana Frank (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue, The Detail), Adam Pettle, Linda Pope (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue, The Detail), Brad Simpson, Jocelyn Hamilton (Mary Kills People, Cardinal), and Kristin Kreuk. BURDEN OF TRUTH is co-executive produced by Eagle Vision’s Kyle Irving and Lisa Meeches (Taken, Ice Road Truckers) and Grant Harvey (Heartland, Orphan Black). Irving also serves as producer and co-producer is Tyson Caron (Lovesick, Wynter). For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Scripted Content; and Sarah Adams is Executive in Charge of Production.
Grant Harvey returns to direct on Season 2 of BURDEN OF TRUTH, 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).
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, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit. eOne holds worldwide distribution rights to the series.
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