Defending Jacob is an American crime and drama series which is streaming on the platform of miniseries. It is based on a novel published in 2012 only named by William Landay, which Apple TV+ also produced. The series was created and written by Mark Bomback and was produced by Morten Tyldum. The series includes- Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, cherry jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel, sakina Jeffery, and j.k. Simmons. It was originally premiered on April 24 in 2020 and had the last episode on May 29, 2020. The series received favorable reviews and immense love from the audience and critics. They also praised some of the actors, namely Chris Evans, Dockery, and Martell.
Quick facts about the series
Genre- crime dram
Created by- mark comeback
It is based on- defending Jacob by William Landay.
Theme music composer- Olafur Arnalds
Country of origin- united states of America.
Original language- English
Number of episodes- 8
Original network platform- Apple TV+
Original release- April 24- May 29, 2020
The premise of the series is a story of a family dealing with the accusation of their 14 years old son, who may be a murderer.
Reception of the series
I was talking about the reviews and reception of the series. The series got about 73% rating on rotten tomatoes based on reviews from 60 critics with an average of 6.68/10. Some of the critics also mentioned that despite Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery’s outstanding work, defending Jacob has stretched its material and has made the storyline too thin, which has made the series overly dramatic as the series got an average score of 61 out of 100 based on the reviews from critics which indicated a pretty favorable response. The series became the second most popular series on Apple TV+ shows.