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Defending Jacob 

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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.

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Series cast summary:
Chris Evans ...  Andy Barber 8 episodes, 2020
Michelle Dockery ...  Laurie Barber 8 episodes, 2020
Jaeden Martell ...  Jacob Barber 8 episodes, 2020
Cherry Jones ...  Joanna Klein 8 episodes, 2020
Pablo Schreiber ...  Neal Loguidice 8 episodes, 2020
Betty Gabriel ...  Pam Duffy 8 episodes, 2020
Sakina Jaffrey ...  Lynn Canavan 8 episodes, 2020
Ben Taylor ...  Derek Yoo 8 episodes, 2020
Daniel Henshall ...  Leonard Patz 7 episodes, 2020
Jordan Alexa Davis ...  Sarah Grohl 7 episodes, 2020
Megan Byrne ...  Joan Rifkin 5 episodes, 2020
Poorna Jagannathan ...  Elizabeth Vogel 4 episodes, 2020
Patrick Fischler ...  Dan Rifkin 4 episodes, 2020
Tamara Hickey ...  Toby 4 episodes, 2020
J.K. Simmons ...  Billy Barber 4 episodes, 2020
Ted Arcidi ...  Kingston 4 episodes, 2020
Hale Lytle ...  Matt McGrath / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Maria Elena Ramirez Maria Elena Ramirez ...  Cara 3 episodes, 2020
Liam Kilbreth ...  Ben Rifkin 3 episodes, 2020
Shawn Fitzgibbon ...  Detective Peterson 3 episodes, 2020
Devon Diep ...  Reiko / ... 3 episodes, 2020
William Xifaras ...  Father O'Leary / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Therese Plaehn ...  Lita McGrath 2 episodes, 2020
Myra Lucretia Taylor ...  Judge Rivera 2 episodes, 2020
Frankie Francois ...  Sienna 2 episodes, 2020
Michele Proude ...  Court Clerk 2 episodes, 2020
Odis Spencer ...  Principal 2 episodes, 2020
Carrie Ann Quinn ...  Kathleen 2 episodes, 2020
Cheryl McMahon ...  Mrs. Mandel 2 episodes, 2020
Marilyn Busch ...  Court Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Berlis Cuevas ...  Bailiff / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Michael Tow ...  Alex Wong / ... 2 episodes, 2020

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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 waynerussell-76767

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Courthouse scenes were shot in front of and inside Essex Probate and Family Court in Salem. MA in June of 2019. See more »

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Great way of telling a story from a novel
24 April 2020 | by dvanderwielenSee all my reviews

I just finished watching the first 3 episodes and i found it a amazing to see. Every episode giving you the same feeling of wanting more and after every episode their is a cliffhanger so you want more. You see experience the events from the eyes of Andy, Laurie and Jacob. You see how they deal with it. The other does it better than the other but some people have had more to experience with this kind of things. Overall i found this an amazing story that is worth watching.


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24 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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