The CW Network is bringing a new legal drama to viewers this summer, and it will star Kristin Kreuk. Fans of the former hit ‘Smallville’ might remember Kreuk as Lana Lang, a show that ran on the network for ten seasons.
The new legal drama will be called “Burden of Truth,” and it comes from Entertainment One. The first season is currently scheduled for ten-episodes, and the show is the latest addition to the network’s growing lineup of original programming set to debut this summer. The CW stopped short of confirming the premiere date, but the date and time will be announced as we get closer to summer schedule.
In the new series, Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville,” “Beauty And The Beast”) will be playing the role of a big city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case. It’s not long before she finds herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls. The show will also star Peter Mooney (“Rookie Blue”), Alex Carter (“NCIS”), Benjamin Ayres (“Saving Hope”), Nicola Correia-Damude (“Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”), Meegwun Fairbrother (“Hemlock Grove”) and newcomer Star Slade.
In addition to “Burden of Truth,” The CW’s lineup of original, first-run summer series will include the new fantasy/adventure series “The Outpost,” new seasons of “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” and the hit “Masters of Illusion”. The CW will also offer new episodes of “Supergirl,” “The 100,” “Life Sentence” with Lucy Hale, ” and the final season of the popular series “The Originals”.
“Burden of Truth” is produced by ICF Films, eOne, and Eagle Vision. The series is created by Brad Simpson (“Rookie Blue,” “King”) and is executive produced by Kristin Kreuk, Ilana Frank (“The Eleventh Hour,” “Saving Hope,” “Rookie Blue”), Linda Pope (“Saving Hope,” “Rookie Blue”), and Jocelyn Hamilton (“Mary Kills People,” “Cardinal”).