The short series tells about the difficult situation of the family of Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber. Whom, 14th years old son is suspected of killing his classmate. How to save a child if all the possible evidence points to him?
Andy works in the organs and has been fighting for justice all his life. But the fateful turn of fate calls into question all his life principles. In the forest, the polices find the corpse of a boy who died from a stab wound. Surveillance cameras show that, at that time, his son was also in the forest, which puts him under suspicion. The prime suspect claims to have nothing to do with the murder. Mr. Barber, insisting on opening a case and starting an investigation. A survey of classmates also indicates the guilt of his son. They speak of him as an aggressive child and the fact that he also had frequent conflicts with the murdered. Moreover, one of the testifiers claims that Jacob carried a folding knife to the school. What to become another indirect evidence, since the murder was completely a knife.
Andy searches his son's room and finds the knife. Under pressure from his mother and father, Jacob confesses his guilt. But Andy refuses to believe it. In front of Andy, there is not a simple question of how to stay on the side of the law, but at the same time save your child.
The series was specially developed for the Apple TV + platform. With the first appearance, which caused a storm of various emotions and opinions. It was clearly underestimated by critics but was well-received by viewers.
At the conclusion of the season, we see a scene of a car accident in which Jackob and his mother get involved. Unfortunately, this was not an ordinary accident. Laurie is the boy's mother, does not believe in his innocence, and thus decides to end the torment. With serious injuries, she remains alive, while Jacob is on the verge of life and death.
Such a turn allows the appearance of Defending "Jacob season 2", because if the boy stays alive he must be judged by the severity of the law.
The acting assistant district attorney, Chris Evans, in one of his interviews also noted that he would be happy to work on the continuation. Although initially, the contract for the melon role was signed for only one season.
Speaking about Defending Jacob season 2 release date, at the moment, it is difficult to imagine the possibility of the shoot, due to the current situation in the world.
Being a mini-series, it was conceived as a single seasonal one. According to surveys of viewers, the series received more than 85% of positive reviews. Which contributed to the appearance of requests for an extension by fans.