Jake Gyllenhaal is a murder suspect in the upcoming Apple TV+ thriller Presumed Innocent

Watch the teaser for the new murder mystery series before its June 12 premiere.
Presumed Innocent, Courtesy of Apple
Presumed Innocent, Courtesy of Apple /

Jake Gyllenhaal is looking mighty guilty in the teaser for the next big Apple TV+ limited series, Presumed Innocent. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Scott Turow, Presumed Innocent follows the investigation into the horrific murder of a woman named Carolyn and the outcry when chief deputy prosecutor Rusty Sabich (Gyllenhaal) becomes a prime suspect.

Multi-Emmy Award winners David E. Kelley and J.J. Abrams serve as executive producers on the upcoming eight-part Apple Original thriller, set to make its global debut on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Watch the teaser right here:

Apart from Gyllenhaal, Ruth Negga is the other lead, playing Carolyn. Even though the show revolves around Carolyn's murder, the teaser suggests we'll be going back in time and seeing how Rusty and Carolyn met and the eventualities that led to her murder.

The teaser is kind of channeling Gyllenhaal's previous movie Zodiac and he even says Carolyn "wakes something up inside me." Is this going to be a torrid tale of obsession?

Negga and Gyllenhaal are joined by a talented ensemble that includes  Bill Camp, O-T Fagbenle, Chase Infiniti, Elizabeth Marvel, Nana Mensah, Renate Reinsve, Peter Sarsgaard, and Kingston Rumi Southwick. 

Two episodes of Presumed Innocent will drop on June 12 followed by a new episode every Wednesday through July 24.

Presumed Innocent
Presumed Innocent, Courtesy of Apple /

Fans of Turow's popular legal thriller might recall that his book was previously adapted into a feature film starring Harrison Ford and Bonnie Bedelia that was released in 1990. It received decent reviews, too, so let's hope the Apple version has enough inventive twists and turns to keep the material fresh!

Per the official press release, the streamer describes the series as an exploration of "obsession, sex, politics and the power and limits of love, as the accused fights to hold his family and marriage together."

It sounds a little similar to the other Apple TV+ Original series Defending Jacob, another legal thriller based on a book that starred another A-list leading man in Chris Evans. I enjoyed Defending Jacob and am looking forward to seeing Gyllenhaal and Negga in Presumed Innocent this June!

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