Chris Evans to star in Defending Jacob, Apple's eight-episode miniseries directed by Morten Tyldum

Chris Evans will play a district attorney who finds that his teenage son is a suspect in the case of a murdered 14-year-old boy he is investigating

FP Staff September 21, 2018 15:09:56 IST
Chris Evans to star in Defending Jacob, Apple's eight-episode miniseries directed by Morten Tyldum

Avengers: Infinity War star Chris Evans has signed on to play the lead in Apple miniseries Defending Jacob.

The thriller series, to be directed by The Imitation Game helmer Morten Tyldum, is based on the novel of the same name by William Landay, reported Variety.

Chris Evans to star in Defending Jacob Apples eightepisode miniseries directed by Morten Tyldum

Chris Evans

The 37-year-old actor will play Andy Barber, a district attorney who finds that his teenage son is a suspect in the case of a murdered 14-year-old boy he is investigating.

This is Evans' first major television role since 2000's The Opposite of Sex miniseries.

Mark Bomback, the scribe of War for the Planet of the Apes, has created and written the eight-episode series. He will also executive produce and serve as the showrunner.

Evans will also executive produce the show alongside Tyldum.

The actor, best known for playing fan favourite superhero Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently starred on Broadway to critical acclaim in Lobby Hero. Evans is also popular for roles in films like Snowpiercer and the original Fantastic Four film as well as its sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer. Evans is also scheduled to begin production on his upcoming film, The Devil All The Time.

(With inputs from agencies)

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Netflix acquires Idris Elba, Jharrel Jerome's Concrete Cowboys, film to release on streamer in 2021
Entertainment

Netflix acquires Idris Elba, Jharrel Jerome's Concrete Cowboys, film to release on streamer in 2021

Directed by Ricky Staub, Concrete Cowboys had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Bobby Deol-starrer Aashram: Chapter 2 to release on 11 November on MX Player
Entertainment

Bobby Deol-starrer Aashram: Chapter 2 to release on 11 November on MX Player

Directed by Prakash Jha, Aashram saw Bobby Deol as a self-styled godman Baba Nirala.