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‘Defending Jacob’ Trailer: Chris Evans Is A Dad In Distress In Apple Legal Drama

Defending Jacob

Apple has dropped the first trailer for Defending Jacob, its upcoming legal drama headlined and executive produced by Captain America and The Avengers star Chris Evans.

Evans reunites with his Knives Out co-star Jaeden Martell in the limited series based on William Landay’s bestselling novel.

Created and written by Mark Bomback (Planet of the Apes trilogy), Defending Jacob tells the story of Andy Barber (Evans), a father dealing with the accusation that his son Jacob, played by Martell, is a 14-year-old murderer. What makes things even more complicated is that Andy is a deputy district attorney torn by his duty to his office and his love for his son.

Michelle Dockery plays Evans’ wife and Jacob’s mother, Laurie.

The series hails from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Oscar-nominated Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Counterpart, Jack Ryan) directs the series and executive produces. Bomback, who also serves as showrunner, Evans and Morten Tyldum executive produce with Rosalie Swedlin and Adam Shulman for Anonymous Content.

Defending Jacob is set to premiere April 24 on Apple TV+.

Watch the trailer above.

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