CUPERTINO, CA — (03-25-20) — The wait is over as Apple TV+ unveils the first trailer for “Defending Jacob”, starring Chris Evans, Jaeden Martell, Michelle Dockery and Betty Gabriel.

Earlier in the year, Apple TV+ announced the legal drama “Defending Jacob”, would premier in time for a prime Emmy qualifying release date of April 24.

Despite the current public health crisis that has seen television and movie productions shut down, and the Emmy FYC schedule thrown out the window, the new Apple TV+ series drops its first trailer for its highly anticipated “Defending Jacob” legal drama series.

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“After a shocking crime rocks a small town, an assistant district attorney finds himself torn between his sworn duty to uphold the law and his unconditional love for his son.”

Based on the 2012 bestselling crime novel of the same name by William Landay, “Defending Jacob” tells the story of Massachusetts assistant district attorney Andy Barber (Chris Evans) and what his family undergoes when his son, Jacob (Jaeden Martell) is accused of murdering a classmate. Michelle Dockery takes the role of Evans’ wife, Laurie and also has her own isolation and trauma issues in the wake of Jacob’s accusation.

The series comes from show runner Mark Bomback with “Imitation Game” director Morton Tyldum directing the series and “Harry Potter” scribe Steve Kloves working on the script.

Watch Defending Jacob — Official Trailer – Apple TV+

Mystery | Thriller

Series Director:
Morton Tyldum

Series Director of Cinematography:
Jonathan Freeman

Series Writing Credits:
Mark Bomback
William Landay

Series Film Editing by:
Tanya M. Swerling
Tom Wilson

Series Casting By:
Angela Peri
Meredith Tucker

Executive Producers:
Adam Shulman
Mark Bomback
Chris Evans
Rosalie Swedlin
Morten Tyldum

Production co:
Anonymous Content
Paramount Television

Distributed by:
Apple TV+

Country: USA

Language: English

Premier date: April 24, 2020

Copyright © 2020 Paramount Television

Article by: Michael “The Sizzler”, Staff Writer

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