DISCOVER ALL THE NEWS ABOUT DEFENDING JACOB SEASON 2 ON APPLE TV +! RELEASE DATE, RENEWAL, AND MORE.
Defending Jacob is available on Apple TV +! If you want to know when Season 2 will be released, read on! The original eight-episode series doesn’t bring absolute clarity to viewers and seems to herald a whole new plot. But since Defending Jacob is based on the eponymous 2012 novel by William Landay, showrunner Mark Bomback might not have the proper rights to go ahead with new episodes. Season 1 of Defending Jacob ended on May 29, 2020.
Defending Jacob plays out like a traditional procedural one, but the main conflict stems from family dysfunction. Chris Evans plays Andy Barber, the son of a convicted killer and the father of a 14-year-old accused of murdering a classmate, Ben Rifkin. When Andy’s wife Laurie finds out that he lied about his past and that her son could be a killer, she is understandably skeptical in every conversation. However, the first season of Defend Jacob on Apple TV + does not come to a neat conclusion and instead focuses on questions of morality and loyalty.
The end of the series differs from Landay’s source material. Therefore, there is potential for a new storyline that addresses unresolved conflict, while also introducing a new subplot involving one of the main supporting characters. It’s also possible that the new episodes will focus primarily on the Barber family and the psychology that powers the titular character’s actions. Here’s what you can expect from Season 2 of Defending Jacob on Apple TV +.
WHAT IS THE RELEASE DATE FOR SEASON 2 OF DEFENDING JACOB ON APPLE TV +?
Originally conceived as a feature film by the production house Anonymous Content, the creator preferred to opt for the format of a limited series.
Additionally, Season 1 covered most of the plot points of Landay’s book the series is based on, which leaves no room for expansion of the original story. In a minuscule guess, the series ends on a more inconclusive note than the book, as Jacob is kept alive in the final event, albeit in a coma. However, it is also possible that the creator will stray from the plot to create a new narrative from scratch. The series can turn into an anthology series that would follow murder accused with family ties or friendships.
The parent channel has yet to renew the series for a second season. Considering all of the above, it’s highly unlikely that Defending Jacob season 2 will be made. But if so, we can assume, given the series’ 18-month production run, that if a Defending Jacob season 2 is made, its release date will be sometime in 2022.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE FOLLOWING?
Most likely, Bomback and Apple TV + will try to keep the storytelling tight and focused. Thus, Season 2 of Defending Jacob would be more psychologically focused rather than expanding the story with new suspects and crimes. In theory, Jacob could be guilty. His friends can also be guilty.
There might even be a cover-up. It’s the unknown that seems to be catching viewers’ attention, as well as the possibility that Jacob may not be sure he killed Ben, which could be the starting point for another subplot. Season 2 of Defending Jacob has the potential to be a fascinating character study.