Apple Announces “Defending Jacob” Starring Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery to Premiere April 24
Apple announced “Defending Jacob,” a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name by William Landay, will premiere its first three episodes exclusively on Apple TV+ starting Friday, April 24, and new episodes will premiere weekly thereafter every Friday.
Starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel and Sakina Jaffrey, “Defending Jacob” is a limited drama series that unfolds around a shocking crime that rocks a small Massachusetts town, and follows an assistant district attorney who finds himself torn between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.
“Defending Jacob” is produced by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content, and created, written and executive produced by Mark Bomback, who also serves as showrunner. The series is directed by Academy Award nominee Morten Tyldum, who also serves as executive producer. Chris Evans stars and executive produces, alongside Rosalie Swedlin and Adam Shulman who executive produce for Anonymous Content.
The new series will premiere globally on Apple TV+, a new home for the world’s most creative storytellers. Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.
Apple TV+ launched in November 2019 and has been slowly gaining traction in the streaming platform landscape. Its flagship series The Morning Show — starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell — received various nominations at this year’s award’s season.
The platform also has the series For All Mankind, See, Dickinson and Little America. It has made major deals with Juliana Louis Dreyfus, Oprah Winfrey and Harry, Duke of Sussex.