Chris Evans On For New TV Drama Defending Jacob

Chris Evans at the 88th Academy Awards

by James White |
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We've gotten used to seeing Chris Evans on our screens as Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America, while squeezing in the odd indie between his Marvel service. Now, in an interesting development, he's heading for TV, agreeing to star in Defending Jacob for Apple.

Mark Bomback, who co-wrote the last two Planet Of The Apes movies, is creating the show, adapting William Landay's 2012 bestseller. It'll follow the story of a father whose 14-year-old son is accused of murder. Passengers director Morten Tyldum will also produce and shoot the series, drawing on his success with the Jack Ryan show at Amazon and Starz' Counterpart.

While the tech giant hasn't outlined its plans to stream content yet, it is throwing money at big names to secure shows it thinks people will want to watch. And this is just the latest example. And though it doesn't necessarily means Evans is hanging up the shield for good, it's certainly a hint he might. He'll next be seen in the new Avengers film, arriving on 26 April next year.

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