Chilling Defending Jacob trailer will have you wondering whodunit


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Captain America put away his shield to star in Defending Jacob.
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Apple TV+ is about to get an all-new murder mystery show that will have viewers questioning how far they would go to defend their innocent children. The first official trailer for the upcoming murder mystery series Defending Jacob landed on YouTube Thursday ahead of the show’s release next month and it looks absolutely riveting.

Starring Chris Evans, Defending Jacob is about a small-town assistant district attorney whose family life is upended when his teenage son is accused of murder. While Evans is billed as the top actor for the series the first trailer reveals he’s surrounded by some other incredibly talents actors, such as J.K. Simmons and five-time Tony Award nominee Cherry Jones.

Watch the tension-filled first trailer right here:

Defending Jacob is based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name written by William Landay. If you’re like me and can’t wait to see how the plot twists and turns, you can read all the spoilers on the book’s Wikipedia page, but you’ll probably wish you hadn’t.

Spoiler alert: you’re probably going to be an emotional wreck after watching this show.

The limited series will be available on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 24, giving the streaming service some much needed new content as production on other shows has been temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus.