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ORIGINAL BROADCASTER:

CBC

ORIGINAL PRODUCER:

eOne, ICF Films

ORIGINAL TERRITORY:

Canada

S1:

10 × 60

MIN

– NEW

Burden

Of Truth

Burden of Truth

is a ten-part serialised investigative drama

about life-altering legal cases. Executive Producer and

star Kristin Kreuk (

Smallville, Beauty & the Beast

) appears

as Joanna Hanley, a ruthless, big-city corporate lawyer

who returns to her small hometown for a case that will

change her life forever.

When a group of young girls are suddenly struck with

a mysterious illness, Joanna is sent by her firm to her

hometown of Millwood to fight the case defending a major

pharmaceutical client. Joanna wins the case quickly and

efficiently, crushing the girls and their small-town lawyer – her

former high school classmate Billy Crawford (Peter Mooney,

Rookie Blue, Heroes Reborn

). But, after closing the case,

Joanna realises the girls are sicker than anyone thought;

the illness is causing uncontrollable twitching and seizures,

making life unlivable. Medical tests have failed to uncover

a cause and their symptoms are getting worse. Determined

to find justice for the young girls, Joanna decides to stay in

Millwood and build a new case with Billy to uncover the truth

behind what’s causing the insufferable illness.

As Joanna digs deeper into the case, she realises there’s

not only a legal investigation in Millwood but a personal

one. This is the town where she and her family lived until

she was fourteen, before they suddenly packed up and left

one night, never looking back. Joanna is convinced that all

of the answers she’s been seeking about her broken life

can be found in Millwood. And, if she’s going to fix herself,

she must start where it all began – by uncovering her

family’s deepest, darkest secrets.

SCRIPTED

NEW

SCRIPTED

Scripted 2017/2018

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