Apple has given a straight-to-series order for drama series “Defending Jacob,” which will star Chris Evans, known for his roles in “Captain America” and “The Avengers,” reports.
“Defending Jacob” is a thriller based on William Landay’s bestselling novel of the same title. The book covers the murder of a 14-year-old boy and his friend Jacob, who may have committed the crime.
According to Deadline, the tv adaptation is described as a “gripping, character-driven thriller.”
The series was created and written by appmarsh Bomback, known for the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy. Morten Tyldum, known for “The Imitation Game,” “Counterpart,” and “Jack Ryan,” is set to direct.
“Defending Jacob” is just one ofApple has in the works. The first of the TV shows could debut as soon as March 2019, and the content may be distributed through an as-of-yet unannounced streaming service.
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