Jacob's featurette defense takes you inside the new Apple TV + miniseries
Apple TV + has released the first look at the limited series adaptation of Defending Jacob, based on the crime drama novel by author William Landay, of the same name. The video features interviews with writer Mark Bomback and director Morten Tyldum, along with protagonists Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery, as they talked about the parent crisis and how far parents can go for their children. The series opens its first three episodes on Friday, April 23, with new episodes premiering every Friday. Check out the video in the player below!
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Defending Jacob is described as an exciting and thrilling suspense, based on the 2012 Landay novel published by Random House. The series unfolds around a shocking crime that shakes a small Massachusetts town and follows an assistant district attorney who finds himself torn between his duty to defend justice and his unconditional love for his 14-year-old son, accused of murder.
The limited series consists of Chris Evans (MCU, The Gifted) as Andy Barber in his first major TV role after 17 years since appearing on Fox & # 39; 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 champion Cherry Jones (The Handmaid & # 39; 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.
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Written by Mark Bomback (Planet of the Apes) from Landay's bestselling novel, the limited series will be produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum will direct the series and executive products alongside Evans.
Warner Bros. originally planned to adapt Defending Jacob into a feature film in 2012, but nothing ever materialized.
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