Why Is ‘Burden of Truth’ Ending? Is It Too Soon to Talk About a Reunion?

Season 4 of the Canadian legal drama Burden of Truth premiered on the CW on July 30, 2021, with an action-packed episode capturing the latest challenges that converted big city lawyer Joanna Hanley (Kristin Kreuk) has to face after the birth of her and Billy Crawford’s (Peter Mooney) first child.

But many are saying that Burden of Truth is set to end after the current season. So, are the rumors anything to go by? Was Burden of Truth canceled? If so, why is the show ending?

CBC revealed in March 2021 that Season 4 would mark the end of ‘Burden of Truth.’

Burden of Truth is a Canadian production that first aired on the CBC and is broadcast by the CW in the U.S. The CBC revealed that the show ends with Season 4 in a Facebook post shared on March 18, 2021. Needless to add, the announcement left many fans feeling devastated.

“After four incredible seasons, we’re bringing our Burden of Truth story to its conclusion in tonight’s series finale,” representatives for the show wrote. “We are so proud of the stories we’ve been able to tell each season, especially those related to social justice.”

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Source: CBC / The CW

There’s a chance that the creators originally pitched Burden of Truth as a four-season-long affair focusing on Joanna’s transformation from a barefaced careerist and into a lawyer standing up for people who are on the brink of losing everything they care about. This hypothesis seems to be further corroborated by a statement the producers released in the spring of 2021.

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“When we began this season, we knew our story was coming to its natural end with a meaningful conclusion for Joanna, Billy, and the entire cast of characters,” the creators shared with TV, eh?.

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In Season 1, Joanna was dispatched to her hometown of Millwood, Manitoba. Having set herself the task of shutting down claims about the shocking side effects supposedly triggered by an HPV vaccine, she gradually learned that the problems plaguing her birthplace are far greater than what she’d expected and that her family, too, is implicated in the mess.

In Season 2, Joanna took a genius hacktivist (or internet privacy activist) named Noah Achari (Varun Saranga) under her wing. In Season 3, she plunged herself into another case with renewed spirits, helping Kodie (Sera-Lys McArthur) regain custody of her children. In Season 4, Joanna waged a battle against a Millwood-based mining company.

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A tweet about 'Burden of Truth'


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