The summer drama will return in 2020.
May 31, 2019
The CW announced today that Burden of Truth has been picked up for a third season. The good news comes just ahead of the Canadian-produced drama's sophomore run, which begins this Sunday.
Kristin Kreuk stars in the series as Joanna Hanley, an up-and-coming corporate attorney who returns to her hometown of Millwood, a prairie town with an industrial past, to represent a major client in a case against a group of sick high school girls. But after winning the case handily, Joanna learns that the girls are actually sicker than previously thought, and stays around to look for answers.
The third season of Burden of Truth on The CW appeared likely, as it had already been renewed for Season 3 by Canada's CBC in March. Look for the show to return as part of The CW's summer lineup in 2020.
I watched the first 15 minutes or so of episode 1 of season before I did an immediate cancel. Spoiler alert on that 15 minutes.
I thought season 1 was a good enough story, but the production was shaky and it was saved by the good leading actress and the good leading actor. The story of season 1 completed and season 2 was expected to follow that actress to new life in a new location.
So Joanna is blocking attempts to contact her from her previus business partner (and probably her past) as she lands a lawyer job in a new city, much different from the rural one. She interviews her first client who is a hacker and a supposed privacy champion. The meeting is a bit over the top odd, but what the heck, we (or I) were ready for something completely different.
The many of the characters from episode are visited. The good business partner we liked, but who she was trying to avoid. The estranged evil corrupt businessman father we never wanted to see again. Her father would be the foil that would have been expected to be resurrected. No one else was of stature or needed, The good cop was shown at at work - with the cop that cracked him over the head and nearly murdered him - and he had known who did it - my imagination did not have the two together at work again. Then the lesbian teenage couple was show. The show drug in the past, this time regrettably, foolishly. At the very beginning, I had thought it was going to be about Joanna’ s past - when in fact it was about everyone’s past. And that should have ended. The new is like an needed sequel to a done story. An all new “burden” story was warranted, not a “wandering hills” sequel. The lesbian teenage romance was the primary romance in season 1, and it was wholly unnecessary for the story. It was awkward as hell and with no chemistry - it came off as pandering. Season 1 had too much awkwardness and weak chemistry in general. Season 2 looks horrible. My writing could be just as bad because I wrote this in a tiny box on a tiny computer and I haven’t read any of it :) I hope it’s worthy of a draft. My apologies.
I wish access to Canadian shows was easier. They have quite a bit of programming I enjoy and waiting for streaming, discs, or delayed airing gets annoying.
@Steve S - ditto earlier renewal. Gone hasn't been officially cancelled anywhere I can find, but it seems the cast has long since scattered.
I thought season 1 was just ok because I found many aspects to feel superficial. The main story I liked. Maybe season 2 is foregoing early excitement to give it better depth. That could be a good thing. Or not.
Not every TV show or movie airs in the US first; CBC in Canada has already aired the 8 episodes of season 2 in January and February 2019. Not as exciting as season 1, but well worth watching!