‘Defending Jacob’ trailer: ‘Downton’ star Michelle Dockery’s new TV thriller

Apple has released the first trailer for Defending Jacob.

The new drama mini-series is based on William Landay’s 2012 best-selling novel.

Defending Jacob sees a shocking crime rock a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular, forcing an assistant district attorney to choose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.

The “gripping, character-driven thriller” stars English actress Michelle Dockery and Captain America actor Chris Evans.

Best known as Lady Mary in all six seasons of Downton Abbey, Dockery is playing the wife of Evans’ character, Andy Barber, alongside It star Jaeden Martell as their son, Jacob.

Watch the trailer:


Defending Jacob will be available to watch on the Apple TV app from Friday 24th April.

Michelle Dockery is expected to reprise her role as Lady Mary in the second Downton Abbey movie, which may be set in America!

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.