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Is 'Presumed Innocent' based on a book? Here's the scoop about Jake Gyllenhaal's courtroom drama

David E Kelley's courtroom drama 'Presumed Innocent' on Apple TV+ stars Jake Gyllenhaal as the protagonist
Let's find out if Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Presumed Innocent' is based on a book (@appletv+)
Let's find out if Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Presumed Innocent' is based on a book (@appletv+)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A thrilling journey awaits fans of courtroom thrillers with 'Presumed Innocent,' the latest series for Apple TV+.

With Jake Gyllenhaal's captivating screen presence in addition to an intriguing premise, it promises to be an enthralling watch.

The show, created by David E Kelley, revolves around Rusty Sabich (Jake Gyllenhaal), who is accused of killing his colleague and girlfriend, Carolyn Polhemus (Renate Reinsve).

As the narrative progresses, a spiral web of deceit emerges as Rusty faces the challenge of proving his innocence. As the show's premiere date draws near, a burning issue remains regarding the series' source material. So, without further ado, let's find out. 

What is the source material for '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 a still from 'Presumed Innocent' (@appletv+)

Contrary to common perception, the Apple TV+ series 'Presumed Innocent' is not simply a remake of the 1990 Harrison Ford film, rather, both the series and the film are based on Scott Turow's outstanding 1987 novel of the same title.

This novel delves deeply into themes of justice, treachery, and the complexity of the judicial system, enthralling readers with realistic courtroom scenes and a nuanced narrative.

Turow's legal profession added credibility to the courtroom scenes, while his brilliant narrative style attracted readers, propelling the book to bestseller status.

Will there be any difference between the 1987 book and Apple TV+'s 'Presumed Innocent?'

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

Indeed, there may be discrepancies between Scott Turow's 1987 book 'Presumed Innocent' and the Apple TV+ adaptation of the same name.

While the series is likely to adhere to the novel's fundamental narrative and ideas, adaptations often incorporate creative alterations made by the authors, directors, and producers.

These discrepancies might emerge in a variety of ways, including character interpretations, narrative structure, and the inclusion or exclusion of certain plot components.

Furthermore, the series' visual and audio elements offer an additional layer of interpretation that was not present in the original text.

Additionally, the book was published in 1987, which was reflective of the social and legal landscape of that era. In contrast, the series will likely mirror the current state of the justice system.

How to stream 'Presumed Innocent'? 

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

To watch 'Presumed Innocent', you must have an exclusive Apple TV+ membership.

With a competitive pricing structure, you can access all of Apple TV+'s entertainment for a monthly subscription cost, bringing quality content to a larger audience.

Apple TV+ charges $9.99 per month. Users pay this amount to get access to the platform's whole catalog of original series and films.

'Presumed Innocent' trailer