Defending Jacob delves into trust issues in stellar 4th episode [Review]

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Apple TV+'s Defending Jacob stays strong in its fourth episode.
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In its fourth episode, stellar Apple TV+ show Defending Jacob shows every member of the Barber family starting to crack as young Jacob moves closer to his murder trial. As the characters head toward revelations and uncomfortable conclusions, they start to stall for time in irresponsible, sometimes dangerous ways.

As the situation unfolds, their relationships with each other start to fray.

Adoption comedy series Trying, new episode of Defending Jacob debut on Apple TV+

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Trying is the first British comedy to debut on Apple TV+.
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With coronavirus lockdown, new streaming TV content is more appreciated than ever. Fortunately, Apple TV+ has loaded up on new content for another packed week of new shows. Debuting Friday are all eight episodes of the first season of new comedy series Trying.

There’s also episode four of the excellent Chris Evans-starring drama series Defending Jacob. That should be enough to fill at least part of the weekend!

Defending Jacob finally justifies the existence of Apple TV+ [Review]

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Chris Evans, Jaeden Martell and Michelle Dockery portray a family fighting suspicion in Defending Jacob.
Chris Evans, Jaeden Martell and Michelle Dockery portray a family fighting suspicion in Defending Jacob.
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With a hot cast and a true-crime sheen, Defending Jacob is one of the most highly anticipated Apple TV+ series so far. It’s based on a best-selling novel. It’s helmed by an Oscar-nominated director. And the first three episodes arrived Friday, primed for a literally captive audience seeking its latest obsession.

Apple calls its fledgling streaming service “the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers.” And for the first time, Apple TV+ has delivered a show that lives up to the hype — at least judging by the first three episodes.

First 3 episodes of Defending Jacob debut on Apple TV+

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Chris Evans stars as a man whose son may or may not have committed a murder.
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Defending Jacob, a new Apple TV+ murder mystery show starring Chris Evans (Captain America), debuted Friday on Apple’s streaming TV service.

The show tells the story of a small-town assistant district attorney whose family is turned upside down after his 14-year-old son is accused of murder. Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery plays Evans’ wife, while Jaeden Martell from It plays the titular Jacob.

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

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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.

Watch it now:

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:

Apple TV+ spring 2020 boasts Amazing Stories, Chris Evans and 5 more shows

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Chris Evans plays a conflicted district attorney in Defending Jacob on Apple TV+.
Chris Evans takes on a dramatic role in Defending Jacob on Apple TV+.
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No less than seven new shows will debut on Apple TV+ before the middle of this year. There’s Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories reboot, a thriller starring Chris Evans, a mystery, two comedies and a pair of multipart documentaries.

And Apple says an animated comedy by the creator of Bob’s Burgers will launch this summer. Here’s a rundown of the other new Apple TV+ shows coming in early 2020.

Chris Evans spotted on set of upcoming Apple TV show

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Chris Evan and his beard on the set.
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Captain America star Chris Evans is already hard at work on his next project now that Avengers: Endgame is nearly ready to hit theaters.

Evans was spotted on the set of his upcoming TV series, Defending Jacob, which is being made for Apple TV+. Evans shaved his beard for Endgame but it looks like it’s making a comeback in the Apple TV series.