2:38 pm EDT, March 25, 2020

Chris Evans is willing to protect his son at all costs in Apple TV’s trailer for ‘Defending Jacob’

Apple TV has released its first full trailer for Defending Jacob, the dramatic thriller series that stars Chris Evans in his first post-Captain America TV role.

Defending Jacob is a limited series adaptation at Apple TV based on the William Landay’s crime drama novel of the same name and is Chris Evans’ first TV starring role since the 2000 teen drama Opposite Sex.

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 described as a character-driven thriller in which Chris Evans’ character finds himself torn between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his 14-year-old son.

Check out the full trailer below!

Along with Chris Evans as Andy Barber, Defending Jacob also features 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 also 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 is created and written by Mark Bomback (War for the Planet of the Apes), and directed and executive produced by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game). Alongside his starring role in the project, Chris Evans is likewise on board as an executive producer.

Defending Jacob is set to run for eight episodes and will debut on April 24 on Apple TV.

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