Defending Jacob: Chris Evans Thriller Hits DVD

Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell and Chris Evans in “Defending Jacob,” now streaming on Apple TV+.

Defending Jacob, the Apple TV+ character-driven thriller starring Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery, hits DVD with exclusive bonus content.

When the series made its premiere in April 2020 amid a mostly nationwide lockdown, it became the most watched series premiere for the streamer. After all, this series stars Captain America himself! Plus, you also had people staying home with nowhere they could really go. Even though Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, and Jaeden Martell were praised for their performances, they didn’t get any Emmy nominations. The series picked up two nominations: Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. This really speaks to just how much content exists out there.

While Apple TV+ may offer the better picture for the eight episodes, the three-disc DVD set also offers exclusive bonus content that you cannot get anywhere else. As a side note, the hit limited series will be also available on Blu-ray through manufacturing-on-demand.

Series creator Mark Bomback adapts the series from the novel written by William Landay.


The limited drama series unfolds around a shocking crime that rocks a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular, forcing an assistant district attorney, Andrew “Andy” Barber (Chris Evans), to choose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son, Jacob (Jaeden Martell).

Bonus Features

  • Deconstructing Defending Jacob
  • Crafting Character Defending Jacob
  • Deleted Scenes

DIRECTOR: Morten Tyldum
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Morten Tyldum, Mark Bomback, Chris Evans, Rosalie Swedlin, Adam Shulman
CAST: Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel, Sakina Jaffrey, and J.K. Simmons

Defending Jacob is now available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.