Kristin Kreuk is coming home.
The former “Smallville” and “Beauty and the Beast” star will return to The CW this summer, as the network has acquired the U.S. rights to the 10-episode Canadian legal drama “Burden of Truth” from Entertainment One. Created by Brad Simpson, the series is the latest addition to The CW’s growing slate of original programming for the summer 2018 season.
“Burden of Truth,” which premiered in January on the CBC, stars Kreuk 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. The series also stars 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.
The drama hails from ICF Films, eOne, and Eagle Vision and is executive produced by Kreuk, Ilana Frank (“The Eleventh Hour,” “Saving Hope,” “Rookie Blue”), Linda Pope (“Saving Hope,” “Rookie Blue”), and Jocelyn Hamilton (“Mary Kills People,” “Cardinal”).
“Burden of Truth” joins The CW’s lineup of 2018 summer programming, which boasts the fantasy/adventure “The Outpost,” new seasons of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”,” “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Masters of Illusion,” as well as new episodes of “Supergirl,” “The 100,” “Life Sentence” and the final season of “The Vampire Diaries” spinoff series “The Originals.”
The legal drama is produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and Manitoba Film and Music, and with the assistance of the Government of Manitoba – Manitoba Film & Video Production Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. eOne has the worldwide rights to the series.
An announcement on “Burden of Truth”s premiere date and time is still to come.