'Defending Jacob': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Chris Evans miniseries

'Defending Jacob': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Chris Evans miniseries
Chris Evans as Andy Barber (Apple TV+)

'Defending Jacob' is all set to premiere on Apple TV+ soon and is based on a novel authored by William Landay. Apple had given a straight to series order for the same in September 2018. The show is executive produced by Chris Evans, Morten Tyldum, Rosalie Swedlin and Adam Shulman.


The show is set to premiere on April 24 on Apple TV+.


The show is about Andy Barber, an assistant district attorney in Newton, Massachusetts who is investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy, Ben Rifkin. Ben happens to be Andy's son Jacob's classmate. Initially, Andy suspected a local pedophile, but later he learns about the animosity between his son and the victim. How Andy will defend his son and whether Jacob really killed Ben becomes the crux of the show. 



Chris Evans as Andy Barber

Chris Evans plays the role of Andy Barber, the assistant district attorney in Newton. He is the prosecutor in the case of the death of a 14-year-old boy. 

Michelle Dockery as Laurie Barber

Michelle Dockery plays the role of Laurie Barker, who is Andy's wife. Their son Jacob gets involved in the investigation of the death of his classmate. Laurie and Andy cannot believe that their son is really the murderer but the circumstances surrounding Ben's death are suspicious.


Jaeden Martell as Jacob Barber

Actor Jaeden Martell plays the role of Jacob Barber, the 14-year-old son of assistant district attorney Andy. Jacob is suspected to be the murderer in the case of Ben's death initially and even ends up spending a day in jail while his father who was originally the prosecutor on the case is taken off it. 



This crime-drama based on a novel is created by Mark Bomback who is known for his work on 'The Art of Racing in the Rain', 'War for the Planet of the Apes' and 'Outlaw King' among others.


The trailer of the show dropped on March 25 and it shows how Jacob's prints are found at the crime scene of the death of his classmate. He is arrested on the charges of first-degree murder and is told that a kid his age would be tried as an adult if he were to be taken to court. Jacob's parents Andy and Laurie do their best to keep their son safe because they believe his claims of innocence. At least in the beginning, but something doesn't seem right. So what is the truth?



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