The limited drama series is a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best selling novel of the same name by William Landay. An assistant DA's world is shattered when his beloved son gets charged with murder.
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He's his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own - between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.Written by
I read "Defending Jacob" several years ago, and it's remained one of my favorite books I've read to date. I had heard rumor of a movie adaptation, but it never happened and I eventually forgot about it. When I saw the trailers for the miniseries, I was so excited someone finally did it.
However, it also makes me nervous...I've been seriously let down by movie adaptations before (I'm looking at you, My Sister's Keeper), so I'm watching this with cautious optimism that it will stay true.
So far, however, I've enjoyed it. No major complaints about the casting, although I'm not sure I envisioned Chris Evans as Andrew.
I've been waiting for this for a long time, so I will definitely keep watching and hope to not be disappointed in the end.
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