‘Defending Jacob’ First Trailer: Apple TV+ Unveils Chris Evans’ New Legal Series

Published on Mar 25, 2020

‘Defending Jacob’ First Trailer: Apple TV+ Unveils Chris Evans’ New Legal Series

Earlier in the year, the Chris Evans legal drama “Defending Jacob” announced a prime Emmy qualifying release date of April 24. And in spite of the current public health crisis that has seen television production shut down and the Emmy Fyc schedule go out the window, the splashy Apple TV+ series is dropped its first trailer today.

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 (Evans) and what his family undergoes when his son, Jacob (Jaeden Martell) is accused of murdering a classmate. Michelle Dockery plays Evans’ wife, Laurie, who endures her own isolation and trauma in the wake of Jacob’s accusation.

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Author: Kristen Lopez