Chris Evans is a man on a mission in the trailer for the gripping new drama Defending Jacob 1 week ago

Chris Evans is a man on a mission in the trailer for the gripping new drama Defending Jacob

Chris Evans is a man on a mission in the first trailer for the gripping new drama Defending Jacob.

The actor stars alongside Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell in the Apple TV+ show. Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel and Sakina Jaffrey also star in the series.

The series - based on the 2012 novel of the same name by William Landay - will land on the streaming service on April 24.

In this gripping, character-driven thriller, a shocking crime rocks a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular.

When 14-year-old Jacob Barber is arrested for the murder of his classmate, his parents (Evans and Dockery) try to prove that their son is innocent.

However, it soon becomes clear that things aren't as simple as they appear.

The first three episodes of the limited series will debut on April 24, with new episodes appearing every Friday after that.

Defending Jacob is produced by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content, and created, written and executive produced by Mark Bomback, who also serves as showrunner.

The series is directed by Academy Award nominee Morten Tyldum, who also serves as executive producer. Chris Evans stars and executive produces, alongside Rosalie Swedlin and Adam Shulman who executive produce for Anonymous Content.

Defending Jacob begins on Apple TV+ on April 24. But in the meantime, you can check out the trailer for the series below.

Photos via Apple TV+