Apple’s “Defending Jacob” Rounds Out Cast

Deadline reports that Apple TV’s Defending Jacob has rounded out its series regular cast.

A quartet of actors were tapped to join the forthcoming drama — Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel and Sakina Jaffrey.

The new additions to the cast will star opposite the previously announced Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell in the limited series from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

The series, created and written by Mark Bomback, is based on William Landay’s bestselling novel. It is described as a character-driven thriller, which tells the story of a father, Andy Barber (Evans), dealing with the accusation that his son, Jacob (Martell), is a 14-year-old murderer.

Jones will play Joanna Klein, a top defense lawyer in the area. Schreiber will portray Neal Logiudice, another Assistant District Attorney and a colleague of Andy Barber. Gabriel is Paula Duffy, a detective who works alongside Barber. Jaffrey will play County District Attorney Lynn Canavan.

Production is currently underway in Boston.