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Get ready for a year full of drama: here's what's coming to CBC in 2020

CBC Television’s programming to feature homegrown talents Kari Matchett and Carrie-Anne Moss. These are the premiere dates for winter 2020. 

CBC Television’s programming to feature homegrown talents Kari Matchett and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Kari Matchett in Fortunate Son, Episode 1

Premiering in 2020, CBC's original Canadian and international drama series will keep you gritting your teeth all year. 

Take a look at the premiere dates for the programming that will be available on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service starting Sunday, January 5. 

New original series 

Scene from Fortunate Son, Episode 1.

FORTUNATE SON: Starring Kari Matchett (Covert Affairs), Darren Mann (Giant Little Ones) and Stephen Moyer (True Blood) and set in the social and political chaos of 1968, new spy drama premieres Wednesday January 8 at 9PM (9:30 NT)

ENDLINGS: This epic sci-fi adventure series produced in partnership with Hulu, follows four foster kids who make a startling discovery that affects the entire universe, and premieres Sunday, January 5 at 6PM (6:30 NT) with weekly back-to-back episodes

New seasons of your favourite titles

Serinda Swan in CBC's Coroner

CORONER: Last season's most-watched new Canadian series, starring Serinda Swan, returns for Season 2 Monday, January 6 at 9PM (9:30 NT)

Catch up on Season 1 of Coroner now on CBC Gem

Vinessa Antoine of CBC's Diggstown. (dan callis)

DIGGSTOWN: Halifax legal aid drama starring Vinessa Antoine and Natasha Henstridge returns for Season 2 Wednesday, March 4 at 8PM (8:30 NT)

Catch up on Season 1 of Diggstown now on CBC Gem

Kristin Kreuk in CBC's Burden of Truth.

BURDEN OF TRUTH: The Kristin Kreuk-led legal drama returns for Season 3 Wednesday, January 8 at 8PM (8:30 NT)

Catch up on of Burden of Truth seasons 1-2 now on CBC Gem

CBC GEM STREAMING EXCLUSIVES 

A curated selection of acclaimed programming from around the world, CBC Gem will feature the following streaming premieres this winter:

WISTING (INTERNATIONAL SERIES)

Based on Jorn Lier Horst's best selling novels, this Norweigan crime drama follows a former New York-based FBI agent (Carrie-Anne Moss) working with homicide detective William Wisting (Sven Nordin) to catch a serial killer, begins streaming January 17.

SAFE HARBOUR (INTERNATIONAL SERIES)

A psychological thriller set in Brisbane, Australia, about a group of friends whose sailing holiday to Indonesia alters their lives forever after they come across a boat overloaded with asylum seekers begins streaming January 24.

BRITANNIA (INTERNATIONAL SERIES)

A historical fantasy drama set in AD 43 that follows ancient Rome's conquest of the Celts in the British Isles starring David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) and Kelly Reilly (True Detective) from award-winning writer Jez Butterworth (Spectre, Jerusalem), begins streaming February 7.

THE LONG SONG (INTERNATIONAL SERIES)

An adaptation of the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Andrea Levy, that follows the trials, tribulations and survival of plantation slave July and her odious mistress Caroline, begins streaming February 7.

BARRACUDA (INTERNATIONAL SERIES)

A drama series based on the 2013 novel from acclaimed Australian author Christos Tsiolkas, exploring a brutal clash of cultures, dreams and expectations and the relentless demands that are placed upon young athletes, their families, friends, schools and coaches, begins streaming March 27.