“Defending Jacob,” a limited drama series, debuts today on Apple TV+, Apple’s US$4.99/month streaming service.
Actor Chris Evans — best known as “Captain America” in the Marvel movies —is the biggest name actor in the series. It also stars Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel and Sakina Jaffrey.
The series is based on the 2012 best-selling novel of the same name by William Landay. It tells the story of a father whose 14-year-old son is accused of murder. The series was created, written, and executive produced by Mark Bomback, who will also serve as showrunner. It will be produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, with Rosalie Swedlin and Adam Shulman executive producing for Anonymous Content. Academy Award-nominee Morten Tyldum will executive produce and direct the series.