The Apple TV+ series ‘Defending Jacob’ has received a physical disc release. This will be the first piece of original content premiered on the streaming service that has migrated off the platform.
Defending Jacob first premiered on Apple TV+ in April, 2020. It received quite a bit of critical and audience reception. The series is an adaptation of the William Landay novel of the same name. It sees Evans star in a crime drama tale alongside Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell. When his son Jacob (Martell) is charged with murder, Andy Barber (Evans), a district attorney, begins to see his life crumble in front of his very eyes.
While a physical release of the Apple TV+ series is likely welcomed by many, don’t expect it to become the norm. It appears as though the reasoning behind the migration off Apple TV+ is due to Paramount’s backing of the series. While Apple maintains the streaming rights of the mini-series, Paramount seems to have retained its right to release the series physically on disc.
However, ‘Long Way Up’, the Ewan McGregor motorcycle documentary series, is also receiving a physical release. The circumstances surrounding which Apple TV+ productions receive a physical release may still be up in the air. For those hobbyists who wish to collect physical pieces of media or those holding out on an Apple TV+ subscription, it may be worth keeping an eye on how this trend unfolds over time.