In Burden of Truth a big city lawyer returns to her hometown to take the case of a group of girls suffering from a mysterious illness. A series order of ten episodes is being produced for CBC.
When it’s suspected that her big-pharma client’s vaccine has caused a mysterious illness affecting a handful of teenaged girls, high-powered attorney Joanna Hanley (Kristin Kreuk) returns to her hometown of Millwood to quickly and quietly settle the case. However, once she arrives, she is faced with ghosts from the past that leave her rattled and questioning her position on the lawsuit.
Local town lawyer Billy Crawford (Peter Mooney) is fighting on behalf of the girls and has a vested interest in winning after his niece, Molly (Sara Thompson), is affected. Things take a surprising turn when new evidence comes to light that drastically affects both Joanna and Billy on both legal and personal levels.
Canada / 60 minutes / 2018
Creator: Brad Simpson
Kristin Kreuk as Joanna Hanley
Peter Mooney as Billy Crawford
Nicola Correia Damude as Diane