Defending Jacob is bringing Chris Evans to the small screen. The actor is starring in the new Apple TV+ thriller, which now has a premiere date. The series will arrive on the streaming platform in April, and fans will see three episodes immediately before the next five are released weekly after that.
Per TV Line, the Apple TV+ series is based on a book by William Landay, and it follows “an assistant district attorney (Evans) who ‘finds himself torn between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.’ That assistant district attorney is played by Chris Evans.
Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel and Sakina Jaffrey also star in the series. Mark Bomback created and wrote the series, and he is also showrunner.
For those that read the book, there is no need to worry that having done that will ruin watching the limited series. Per Deadline, Bomback said the following:
“(That) inherently starts to change the narrative itself, and ultimately even starts to impact the way (Andy Barber, played by Evans) is in the book, in the story. There are similarities, but I don’t think it’s going to detract from the experience.”
Viewer should expect “big surprises” from the series. The series will arrive on April 24.
What do you think? Will you watch Defending Jacob? Are you excited to see Chris Evans in this series?