Defending Jacob Trailer Starring Chris Evans & Jaeden Martell
Apple TV+ has released the official Defending Jacob trailer starring MCU alum Chris Evans alongside Jaeden Martell (IT). The limited series, based on William Landay’s crime drama novel of the same name, will premiere on April 24. You can watch the trailer below!
Defending Jacob is described as a gripping, character-driven thriller based on Landay’s 2012 novel published by Random House. The series will unfold around a shocking crime that rocks a small Massachusetts town and follows an Assistant District Attorney who finds himself torn between his sworn duty to uphold justice, and his unconditional love for his 14-year-old son, who is being accused of murder.
The limited series stars Chris Evans (MCU, The Gifted) as Andy Barber in his first major TV role after 17 years since appearing in Fox’s Skin in 2003. It will also feature Emmy nominee Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) as Laurie Barber and Jaeden Martell (The Book of Henry, It) as Jacob Barber along with two-time Emmy winner Cherry Jones (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Joanna Klein, Pablo Schreiber (American Gods) as Neal Logiudice, Sakina Jaffrey (Timeless) as Lynn Canavan, Betty Gabriel (Get Out) as Paula Duffy, Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) as Bobby, Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) as Sara, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as Rose, Daniel Henshall (The Babadook) as Leonard Patz, Matt Lanter (Timeless) as Jason, Poorna Jagannathan (The Night Of) as Dr. Elizabeth Vogel and Jake Picking as Jake.
Written by Mark Bomback (Planet of the Apes) from Landay’s best-selling novel, the limited series will be produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum will direct the series and executive produce alongside Evans.
Warner Bros. originally planned to adapt Defending Jacob into a feature film back in 2012, but nothing ever materialized.
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