Chris Evans’ limited series adaptation Defending Jacob is set to debut its first three episodes late in April.
Chris Evans has spent the better part of the last decade playing Captain America as part of the the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big screen, but now the actor will take the leap to the small screen for the first time since his appearance in Fox’s Skin 17 years ago in 2003.
The actor is set to star in Defending Jacob, a limited series adaptation at Apple TV based on the William Landay’s crime drama novel of the same name.
In it, Chris Evans plays Andy Barber, an assistant District Attorney whose life is turned completely upside down when his son becomes a key suspect in one of his murder trials. Defending Jacob is a character driven thriller about a man who finds himself torn between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his 14-year-old son.
Joining Chris Evans is Emmy-nominated Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery as Chris Evans’ wife Laurie Barber and Evans’ Knives Out costar Jaeden Martell as his son Jacob Barber. Defending Jacob likewise stars two-time Emmy winner Cherry Jones (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Joanna Klein, Pablo Schreiber (American Gods) as Neal Logiudice, Sakina Jaffrey (Timeless) as Lynn Canavan, Betty Gabriel (Get Out) as Paula Duffy, Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) as Bobby, Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) as Sara, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as Rose, Daniel Henshall (The Babadook) as Leonard Patz, Matt Lanter (Timeless) as Jason, Poorna Jagannathan (The Night Of) as Dr. Elizabeth Vogel and Jake Picking as Jake.
Defending Jacob was written by Planet of the Apes scribe Mark Bomback, and directed by The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum, who is likewise executive producing alongside Chris Evans.
Defending Jacob will debut its first three episodes on Friday, April 23 with new episodes premiering every Friday.