Chris Evans
Actor Chris Evans arrives at the European premiere of "Captain America, Civil War" at a shopping centre in east London, Britain April 26, 2016. Reuters/Toby Melville

Chris Evans will reportedly star in and executive producer a new TV series called “Defending Jacob.” The show is a legal thriller based on William Landay’s 2012 novel with the same name. Details about the production schedule and release date are yet to be announced.

According to a report by Variety, Evans has already signed on to star in and executive produce the new show for Apple. This is said to be a limited series, and the plot is about a father whose 14-year-old son is accused of murder.

Mark Bomback is the executive producer and showrunner of the new TV series, and he has also written the script. Bomback previously wrote the script for movies like “Total Recall,” “The Wolverine,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” and more recently “Outlaw King.” He has also written the script for the upcoming TV series “The Umbrella Academy,” which is currently filming.

It isn’t clear how many episodes will be there in this limited series. Morten Tyldum has been picked to direct all the episodes. Tyldum has directed projects like “Fallen Angels,” “Headhunters,” “The Imitation Game,” “Passengers,” “Counterpart,” and the pilot episode of “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.”

Apple has ordered the show direct to series. More casting announcements may come in the coming weeks.

With Evans playing a lead role in the TV series, the future of his character Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is unclear. Is this end of Steve Rogers? The fate of the character, and many others, will be known after the untitled “Avengers 4” is released.

Apple is also yet to announce where all its original content will be released. With the entry of big companies like Disney, the online streaming industry will be facing a lot of competition.