It takes a few scenes to let you know this show is full of surprises. The trailer is about the new show coming to Apple TV this April called ‘Defending Jacob’ which features movie star, Chris Evans, and crew. The introduction alone should tell you this show will be dark and brooding. It will circle around the facts until it reveals what’s happened for story to wind up the way it is.
It’s your typical crime drama that centers on the fact that someone commits a murder and they have to find out who did it. As Apple put it, this isn’t just a crime drama story involving a murder. This is a character driven narrative that tries to follow the events from before the murder was commited to the point in the present. I would like to think the presence of Chris Evans is no mistake for this one.
The show is among the many coming to the streaming service whilst the country faces challenges with COVID-19. This one is particular won’t come until April 20.
It evolves around a story with the same name, a New York Times bestseller. The story is about a professionally attorney who learns that his son has commited a murder and must face trial for the crime. It’s not clear whether the son actually did the crime or not, but the law wants to see it this way. It’s up to Chris Evans as a man of duty to either follow his love for his son or the duty his sworn to uphold the law.
With his wife on his side, he intends to follow his heart, but we quickly learn is becomes a bit too overwhelming for him.
This is by far the first time Chris Evans has starred in a crime drama show. The most recent one was Knives Out which turned out to be a very interesting movie with so much critical and viewer acclaim.
The show will be coming out exclusively on Apple TV. There is no news on whether it will be showing anywhere else.