Chris Evans is a tour guide to the dark ride that is Defending Jacob


Chris Evan plays the lead character in “Defending Jacob.”
Defending Jacob star Chris Evans talks about portraying every parent’s nightmare.
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Chris Evans’s first big role after playing Captain America is a district attorney whose 14-year-old son is accused of murder in Defending Jacob on Apple TV+. He and other cast members talk about their characters from this upcoming show in a “First Look”video released Friday.

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“Seeing your son in such a dangerous position, obviously any parent would fight to protect their kid at all costs,” says Evans in the video.

But, as the Defending Jacob featurette points out, it’s not that simple. There’s evidence of the boy’s guilt. And so his parents begin to struggle with doubts. “It’s those scary corners you don’t want to explore,” said Evans.

“What are you willing to do as a family?” asks Morten Tyldum, the program’s director and executive producer. “How well do we know our children?”

Defending Jacob launches next week on Apple TV+

“In this gripping, character-driven thriller, a shocking crime rocks a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular, forcing an assistant district attorney to choose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son,” promises Apple about its upcoming show.

It stars Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell. Defending Jacob debuts Friday, April 24 exclusively on Apple TV+. Watching it, as well all the other shows on Apple TV+, requires $4.99 a month subscription. But anyone who recently bought a new Apple device can enjoy it free for a year.

In the mean time, this service already offers Home Before Dark and  Truth Be Told, two other murder mysteries.


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