From a media release:
ICF Films, Eagle Vision, and eOne today announced that production is underway on Season 4 of CBC original drama series BURDEN OF TRUTH (8X60) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Following lawyer Joanna Chang, (Kristin Kreuk;Â Smallville,Â Beauty and the Beast),Â BURDEN OF TRUTHÂ began production in early September and is set to shoot until late fall. Seasons 1-3 ofÂ BURDEN OF TRUTHÂ are available now on the freeÂ CBC GemÂ streaming service.Â BURDEN OF TRUTHÂ is also broadcast on The CW in the U.S. and on additional networks around the world.
BURDEN OF TRUTHÂ follows Joanna Chang, a ruthless, big-city lawyer who returns to her small hometown in Millwood for a case that will change her life forever. Each season centres around a new life-altering legal case – the vulnerable plaintiffs searching for answers and the boots-on-the-ground lawyers fighting incredible odds to deliver justice.
Reprising their roles for Season 4 are executive producerÂ Kristin KreukÂ as Joanna Chang;Â Peter MooneyÂ (Rookie Blue,Â Saving Hope) as Billy Crawford;Â Star SladeÂ (Frontier,Â Emerald Code) as law student Luna Spence;Â Meegwun FairbrotherÂ (Mohawk Girls,Â Hemlock Grove) as Police Chief Owen Beckbie; andÂ Anwen Oâ€™DriscollÂ (Emerald Code,Â Flint) as new Millwood police recruit, Officer Taylor Matheson. Additional returning cast members include local Winnipeg actorsÂ Eugene BaffoeÂ (Ruthless Souls,Â Our Scene) as Officer Thorpe;Â Skye PelletierÂ (Taken, Indian Horse)) returning from Season 2 as Saulteaux teen, Kip Bellegarde; and lawyer Nevin Page returns from Season 2 and 3, played byÂ Paul EssiembreÂ (Chloe,Â Warehouse 13).
This season also welcomes new additionsÂ Brynn GodenirÂ (The Middles, Journey Back to Christmas) as Stevie Nichols, Lunaâ€™s new law-student girlfriend, andÂ Cherissa RichardsÂ (A Dogâ€™s Journey,Â The Secret Ingredient) as Joannaâ€™s new adversary,Â Elise Moore.
Season 4 welcomes a talented array of directors includingÂ Doug MitchellÂ (The Pinkertons, Less Than Kind),Â Kelly MakinÂ (Flashpoint, Saving Hope),Â Michelle LatimerÂ (Trickster, Rise),Â Madison ThomasÂ (Taken, Colour of Scar Tissue), and 2ndÂ Unit Director,Â Tyson CaronÂ (Wynter, Lovesick).
Writers this season includeÂ Brad Simpson,Â Madison Thomas,Â Eric Putzer,Â Shannon Masters,Â Hayden Simpson,Â Felicia Brooker, and cast member,Â Meegwun FairbrotherÂ joins the writers this season.
In Season 4, when a mining company reopens a dormant mine outside Millwood, Joanna and Billy, lawyers and new parents, step in to protect a local womanâ€™s home from certain destruction. When the mine swiftly retaliates, Joanna is forced to confront a long-buried secret from her past and scramble to protect the future of her career and her family. As both sides prepare for war with the fate of Millwood at stake, Joanna and Billy must juggle their life with a newborn with waging a legal battle against a corporate titan. When they come across evidence the mine isnâ€™t what it claims to be, Joanna seizes an opportunity to launch an unexpected legal battle that will bring the company to its knees.
A CBC original series,Â BURDEN OF TRUTHÂ is produced by ICF Films, Eagle Vision, and eOne. The series is created by Brad Simpson (Rookie Blue, King), who is also an executive producer. Brad Simpson and Adam Pettle (Saving Hope, The Detail, Nurses) serve as co-showrunners and also write on Season 4.Â BURDEN OF TRUTHÂ is executive produced by Ilana Frank (Nurses, Saving Hope), Linda Pope (Nurses, Saving Hope), Adam Pettle (Nurses, Saving Hope), Jocelyn Hamilton (Cardinal,Â Mary Kills People),Â Eagle Visionâ€™s Kyle Irving (Taken, Ice Road Truckers) and Kristin Kreuk (Beauty & The Beast, Smallville). Co-Executive producers are Lisa MeechesÂ ofÂ Eagle Vision (Taken, Ice Road Truckers) and Tyson Caron (Lovesick, Wynter).