Street Legal

About the Show

Iconic character-driven legal drama STREET LEGAL returns with familiar faces and new characters. Bringing STREET LEGAL into the 21st century, we pick up with Olivia Novak (CYNTHIA DALE), now a named partner at a major Bay Street law firm. As she prepares a massive class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of a widely-prescribed and ultra-addictive opioid that her firm is depending on to keep solvent during a time of upheaval, she is blindsided when the case is stolen out from under her. RDL Legal, an unknown boutique law firm has been working on the same case and files with the courts first, leaving Olivia’s partners to question why she didn’t see this coming. 

Lilly Rue (CARA RICKETTS), Adam Darling (STEVE LUND) and Mina Lee (YVONNE CHAPMAN) are the named partners and only lawyers of RDL Legal — three tenacious young lawyers whose mutual respect and admiration challenges Olivia and her usual methods. Adam is a charmer and the lawyer with personal stakes in the opioid case. It was his father, an Anglican priest, who brought him the idea of a lawsuit after Adam’s mother became heavily addicted to the opioids she was prescribed. Mina’s specialty is organization, preferring to do the work behind the scenes, using her sharp mind for research and strategy. Finding her skills went unrecognized on Bay Street, she brought together Adam, her close friend since law school, and the virtuoso, Lilly Rue, to form their own firm. Lilly is a star litigator and the type to pick causes, looking to effect change through the cases she takes on. To Olivia’s amusement, her own investigator, Derek Leiber, can’t help being drawn in by Lilly’s allure and unconventional lifestyle. 

Compelled to work together, Olivia maneuvers to find her place among these do-it-yourself millennials, stepping into an established rhythm that is not her own. They clash with her in personality and strategy but manage to adapt to the new dynamics in a way that’s surprising to Olivia. She knows she’s not on Bay Street anymore. 

A CBC original series, STREET LEGAL is co-produced by IGP Productions and Broken Clown Company. Bernie Zukerman (Remedy, King) and Bruce M. Smith (19-2) are executive producers. Bruce M. Smith is showrunner. Cynthia Dale and Rayne Zukerman are producers. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Drama, Scripted Content; and Deborah Nathan is Executive in Charge of Production.

Program Name

Street Legal

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Season 1 premieres on Monday, March 4 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT) | Winter 2019

Bios

Cynthia Dale

Olivia Novak | Street Legal

Cara Ricketts

Lilly Rue | Street Legal

Steve Lund

Adam Darling | Street Legal

Yvonne Chapman

Mina Lee | Street Legal

Eric Peterson

Leon Robinovitch | Street Legal

Press Releases

CBC ANNOUNCES WINTER 2019 PREMIERE DATES

CBC ANNOUNCES WINTER 2019 PREMIERE DATES

CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its winter 2019 lineup of highly anticipated new titles and popular returning series, featuring original programming by Canadian storytellers. Read More »

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CBC’S STREET LEGAL CONFIRMS NEW AND RETURNING CAST AS PRODUCTION BEGINS ON THE NEXT GENERATION OF TH

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CBC ANNOUNCES 2018-19 PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC ANNOUNCES 2018-19 PROGRAMMING SLATE

Canada’s public broadcaster today announced its robust 2018-19 slate, including 17 new series and 36 renewed titles – one of CBC’s largest returning lineups to date. Read More »

Program Name

Street Legal

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Season 1 premieres on Monday, March 4 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT) | Winter 2019

Bios

Cynthia Dale

Olivia Novak | Street Legal

Cara Ricketts

Lilly Rue | Street Legal

Steve Lund

Adam Darling | Street Legal

Yvonne Chapman

Mina Lee | Street Legal

Eric Peterson

Leon Robinovitch | Street Legal