EXCLUSIVE: Chris Evans’ ‘Defending Jacob’ Miniseries is Currently Eyeing April 1st Production Start in Massachusetts

The eight-episode Apple limited series ‘Defending Jacob’ is currently eyeing to start filming on April 1st in Massachusetts. The series is an adaptation of William Landay’s bestselling 2012 novel.

Chris Evans will be starring and executive producing the upcoming series. He is popular for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Last year, Evans was in ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and he’ll be in ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ releasing April 26th. He’s also in Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out,’ releasing November 27th. Further, he is in talks to join Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Infinite,’ which is aiming to begin filming this August.

The premise of the miniseries is below:

“Andy Barber (Evans), an assistant district attorney, investigates the slaying of a 14-year-old boy and discovers his teenage son is a suspect.”

Moreover, Mark Bomback serves as creator, executive producer, writer, and showrunner. He was a writer on the ‘Dawn’ and ‘War’ installments of the ‘Planet of the Apes’ trilogy. He was also part of ‘The Wolverine and last year’s ‘The Outlaw King.’ Next up is 20th Century Fox’s ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain,’ releasing September 27th.

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While Bomback wrote the pilot, Morten Tyldum is onboard to direct and executive produce the series. Tyldum got an Academy Award nomination for ‘The Imitation Game.’ Other films include the Jo Nesbø adaptation ‘Headhunters’ and Sony’s ‘Passengers.’ He was also the director of the pilots of Starz’s ‘Counterpart’ and Amazon’s ‘Jack Ryan.’

However, the Apple streaming service will not launch until summer or fall this year.

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