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Is 'Presumed Innocent' a remake? Jake Gyllenhaal has massive boots to fill in David E Kelley's new crime drama

Apple TV+'s legal thriller 'Presumed Innocent' stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Rusty Sabich
Find out whether Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Presumed Innocent' is a remake (@appletv+)
Find out whether Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Presumed Innocent' is a remake (@appletv+)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In Apple TV+'s latest judicial thriller series, 'Presumed Innocent,' the murky world of secrets and lies takes center stage.

The storyline follows Rusty Sabich (Jake Gyllenhaal), a skilled prosecutor whose life takes a drastic turn when he becomes the prime suspect in the brutal murder of his colleague and lover, Carolyn Polhemus (Renate Reinsve).

This new series has quickly captured attention thanks to its star-studded cast, renowned producers, and intriguing premise. However, lingering doubts persist regarding the source material of the show.

Is the film a remake, or a cinematic adaptation of a novel??? Let us find out.

Apple TV+'s 'Presumed Innocent' revives a hit classic

A still from 'Presumed Innocent' (@appletv+)

According to The Guardian, Apple TV+'s judicial drama is a remake of Harrison Ford's 1990 film 'Presumed Innocent'.

Now, there is a catch, as the 1990 film was based on Scott Turow's book of the same name. The central plot of Turow's legal thriller book tackles issues of justice, treachery, and the assumption of innocence.

The book's plot was adapted into the 1990 movie, starring Harrison Ford in the lead role. The film achieved both commercial success at the box office and critical acclaim, with critics lauding its faithfulness to the original material and its profound, somber tone.

How different is Apple TV+'s 'Presumed Innocent' from the movie?

Jake Gyllenhaal in a still from 'Presumed Innocent' (@appletv+)
Jake Gyllenhaal in a still from 'Presumed Innocent' (@appletv+)

While the original material for the movie and the series is comparable, their execution differs significantly. The movie has a runtime of 127 minutes, whereas the series spans eight episodes.

The series format allows a more in-depth exploration of the novel's themes and characters. With eight episodes, the show delves deeper into the personal lives and backstories of its characters, crafting a richer narrative experience. Unfortunately, the film's runtime limitations constrained in-depth character exploration.

Furthermore, the serial format enables a more complex representation of characters. Unlike the film's simplified style, the series may reveal deeper motives and backstories.

In contrast, the film primarily focuses on the central narrative of the murder investigation and Rusty's struggle, resulting in less development for other characters.

How to stream 'Presumed Innocent?'

Jake Gyllenhaal, Chase Infiniti, Ruth Negga, and Kingston Rumi Southwick in a still from 'Presumed Innocent' (@appletv+)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Chase Infiniti, Ruth Negga, and Kingston Rumi Southwick in 'Presumed Innocent' (@appletv+)

To view 'Presumed Innocent', one must have an exclusive Apple TV+ subscription.

With a competitive price structure, you can enjoy all of Apple TV+'s entertainment for a monthly subscription fee, making premium content available to a wider audience.

Apple TV+ costs $9.99 each month. For this amount, users will get access to the platform's entire collection of original shows and films. 

'Presumed Innocent' trailer