2:30pm PT by Rick Porter
'Coroner,' 'Burden of Truth' Renewed at The CW
The CW is keeping its Canadian drama pipeline open.
The broadcast network has picked up additional seasons of Burden of Truth and Coroner to air sometime in 2021. The pickups follow their renewals by Canada's CBC; both are in production on their next seasons.
Additionally, The CW will air a three-episode "special event" of its British import Bulletproof sometime next year.
Burden of Truth, which is going into its fourth season, stars Kristin Kreuk as a big-city lawyer who returns to her small hometown for a case that changes her life forever. Each season of the series tracks a new legal battle; season four will follow Joanna (Kreuk) and her husband and law partner Billy (Peter Mooney) as they take on a mining company.
Series creator Brad Simpson and Adam Pettle are co-showrunners on season four. They executive produce with Ilana Frank, Linda Pope, Adam Pettle, Jocelyn Hamilton, Eagle Vision's Kyle Irving and Kreuk. IFC Films, Eagle Vision, and eOne produce.
Coroner, which made its CW debut in August, stars Serinda Swan as a medical examiner who helps solve cases while processing her own traumas. The show has been a fairly reliable performer on The CW so far, averaging about 760,000 same-day viewers for the currently airing second season.
Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios produce the series. Creator Morwyn Brebner exec produces with Adrienne Mitchell, Jonas Prunas, Brett Burlock and Peter Emerson.
The three-part Bulletproof special, meanwhile, will follow London cops Bishop (Noel Clarke) and Pike (Ashley Walters) to Cape Town, South Africa, for a case. The event was filmed earlier this year and is slated to premiere on Sky One in the U.K. in 2021.
Bulletproof comes from Vertigo Films Production in association with Unstoppable Film and Television. Exec producers are Sue De Beauvoir, Paul Gilbert, Clarke, Walters, Nick Love and Allan Niblo.