‘Burden of Truth’ is a Canadian legal drama television series created by Brad Simpson. The series airs on CBC and first premiered on January 10, 2018. The show airs in on The CW in the US and first premiered here on July 25, 2018.
The show is centered around Joanna Hanley, a corporate attorney, who returns to her small hometown in Millwood to represent a large pharmaceutical company in a case against a group of sick girls. However, she soon realizes that these girls are the ones who need her help. This is where the case begins to unfurl and secrets rise to the surface as Joanna is forced to face the truth, not just about the kind of lawyer she is, but also about the kind of person she is.
Legal dramas have always been a point of interest in the entertainment industry and there have been several films and television shows that are centered around courtroom antics, and legal cases that go on to unravel huge conspiracies. Some of the finer legal dramas include the likes of ‘The Firm’, ‘A Few Good Men‘, when it comes to movies, and ‘Boston Legal‘ and ‘Suits‘ when it comes to television shows. While ‘Burden of Truth’ is not exactly up there with the best, it is pretty intriguing in its own way and definitely has all the makings of a fine legal drama, including the high powered attorney who has a change of heart, a small town setting, a bigger conspiracy at play and some innocent victims who need defending. Naturally, the show has drawn quite a large number of fans and critics too have praised it generously.
Burden of Truth Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of the ‘Burden of the Truth’ series includes Kristin Kreuk of ‘Smallville‘ and ‘Beauty & the Beast’ fame as Joanna Hanley. She is a high profile lawyer who discovers a terrible conspiracy when she returns to her hometown to defend a large pharmaceutical company. By the end of the initial season, she changes her surname to her mother’s maiden name, Chang, as a result of her estranged relationship with her father. Star Slade appears as Luna Spence, Joanna’s assistant.
Peter Mooney is seen as Billy Crawford, a lawyer who represents the sick girls and later helps Joanna uncover the conspiracy at the bottom of the case. Nicola Correia-Damude appears as Diane Evans, an old friend of Joanne’s, while Varun Saranga is seen as Noah, who is Joanna’s client in the sophomore season. Alex Carter is seen in the role of David Hanley, Joanna’s father. There are several other main and recurring characters over the seasons, who show how intricate the cases are, that Joanna takes on, and serves to provide the angles of the people involved on both sides of the case.
In the upcoming season, Kreuk is definitely going to return and Alex might be returning too, trying to mend his relationship with his daughter. Other characters will definitely be different if Joanna takes on a new case.