Beauty and the Beast star Kristin Kreuk is returning to The CW Network as the star of Burden of Truth. The new legal drama was just picked up by The CW from Entertainment One and will premiere during the 2018 summer primetime season.
Burden of Truth was created by Brad Simpson (Rookie Blue, King) and has series star Kristin Kreuk, Ilana Frank (The Eleventh Hour, Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), Linda Pope (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), and Jocelyn Hamilton (Mary Kills People, Cardinal) on board as executive producers. ICF Films, eOne, and Eagle Vision are producing the series, and Adam Pettle (Saving Hope) is the first season’s showrunner.
In addition to Kreuk, the cast includes Peter Mooney (Rookie Blue, Camelot, Heroes Reborn), Alex Carter (NCIS, Ransom, Saving Hope), Benjamin Ayres (Saving Hope, Bitten, Dan for Mayor), Nicola Correia-Damude (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments), Meegwun Fairbrother (Hemlock Grove), and Star Slade.
“Kristin Kreuk is a tremendous force both on-screen and behind the camera on Burden of Truth,” stated Stuart Baxter, President, of International Distribution, eOne. “This series combines the drama and social responsibility of Erin Brockovich with the charm and production values of Smallville. We’re delighted to have partnered with The CW, making it the perfect U.S. network home for this smart, legal drama.”
The CW hasn’t set a summer premiere date for season one which will consist of 10 episodes. When Burden of Truth does premiere, it will be joining a summer lineup that includes the new fantasy/adventure series The Outpost as well as new seasons of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, Supergirl, The 100, and Life Sentence. New episodes of the final season of The Originals will also air as part of the network’s summer primetime schedule.
The Burden of Truth Plot: Kristin Kreuk stars as a big city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls.