CBC Renews Legal Dramas
(July 21, 2020 – Toronto, ON) CBC has announced the renewal of two original legal dramas, both of which have a few seasons behind them and have built loyal fan bases. Set in Manitoba and starring Kristin Kreuk, Burden of Truth will offer 8 new episodes in Season 4. Starring Vinessa Antoine, who is celebrating a birthday today, Diggstown will also have 8 episodes for its 3rd season.
“Both Burden of Truth and Diggstown look at the legal world through a distinct lens by highlighting systemic corruption, injustice and discrimination in the legal system, including anti-Indigenous and anti-Black racism,” said Sally Catto, General Manager of Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC. “These two series offer a unique take on the traditional crime procedural, and continue to engage audiences across the country each season with strong performances and original storylines.”
Burden of Truth, produced by ICF Films, Eagle Vision and Entertainment One (eOne) will start production in Winnipeg later this summer. Production of Season 3 of Diggstown, from Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films, and Waterstar Entertainment Inc., will start in Halifax in early 2021.
In Diggstown, Vinessa Antoine stars as legal aid lawyer Marcie Diggs, who continues her exploration of a system fraying at the edges as she and her band of tireless colleagues fight to protect society’s most vulnerable from a capricious justice system. Kristin Kreuk plays big-city lawyer Joanna Chang in Burden of Truth where each season centres around a new life-altering legal case – the vulnerable plaintiffs searching for answers and the boots-on-the-ground lawyers fighting incredible odds to deliver justice.
Burden of Truth is also broadcast on The CW Network in the United States, and Diggstown was recently acquired by BET+ also in the U. S.