The splashy Apple TV+ series is dropped its first trailer. Based on the 2012 bestselling crime novel of the same name by William Landay, “Defending Jacob” tells the story of Massachusetts assistant district attorney Andy Barber (Evans) and what his family undergoes when his son, Jacob (Jaeden Martell) is accused of murdering a classmate. Michelle Dockery plays Evans’ wife, Laurie, who endures her own isolation and trauma in the wake of Jacob’s accusation.
The first trailer doesn’t give much away but does introduce the initial story that will pan out over eight episodes and the intense feelings within. Filmed in a muted, almost black-and-white color stock (particularly during the courtroom scenes) there’s a heavy emphasis on the emotions from all the characters. The various storylines are touched on, from Laurie’s fear and growing distance from her husband as their new normal treats them like prisoners; “Get Out” scene stealer Betty Gabriel is highlighted in a few sequences as a cop investigating the murder — and possibly aiding Evans’ Andy. There are also glimpses at co-stars Pablo Schreiber and J.K. Simmons.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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